NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
loading...

What Do We Know So Far about Multigenerational Mobility?

Gary Solon

NBER Working Paper No. 21053
Issued in March 2015
NBER Program(s):Children, Development of the American Economy, Labor Studies

“Multigenerational mobility” refers to the associations in socioeconomic status across three or more generations. This article begins by summarizing the longstanding but recently growing empirical literature on multigenerational mobility. It then discusses multiple theoretical interpretations of the empirical patterns, including the one recently proposed in Gregory Clark’s book The Son Also Rises.

download in pdf format
   (282 K)

email paper

Machine-readable bibliographic record - MARC, RIS, BibTeX

Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w21053

Published: Gary Solon, 2018. "What Do We Know So Far about Multigenerational Mobility?," The Economic Journal, vol 128(612), pages F340-F352.

Users who downloaded this paper also downloaded* these:
Solon w18790 Theoretical Models of Inequality Transmission across Multiple Generations
Chetty, Hendren, Kline, and Saez w19843 Where is the Land of Opportunity? The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in the United States
Black and Devereux w15889 Recent Developments in Intergenerational Mobility
Ferrie, Massey, and Rothbaum w22635 Do Grandparents and Great-Grandparents Matter? Multigenerational Mobility in the US, 1910-2013
Lee and Solon w12007 Trends in Intergenerational Income Mobility
 
Publications
Activities
Meetings
NBER Videos
Themes
Data
People
About

National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138; 617-868-3900; email: info@nber.org

Contact Us