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Is the United States Still a Land of Opportunity? Recent Trends in Intergenerational Mobility

Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, Patrick Kline, Emmanuel Saez, Nicholas Turner

NBER Working Paper No. 19844
Issued in January 2014

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The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the US Treasury Department or the Internal Revenue Service or the National Bureau of Economic Research. We thank Sarah Abraham, Alex Bell, Alex Olssen, and Evan Storms for outstanding research assistance. We thank David Autor, Greg Duncan, Lawrence Katz, Alan Krueger, Richard Murnane, Gary Solon, and numerous seminar participants for helpful discussions and comments. Financial support from the Lab for Economic Applications and Policy at Harvard, the Center for Equitable Growth at UC Berkeley, and the National Science Foundation is gratefully acknowledged. The statistics reported in this paper can be downloaded from www.equality-of-opportunity.org

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