Loyola University Chicago
Quinlan School of Business
16 E Pearson St
Chicago, IL 60611
Institutional Affiliation: Loyola University Chicago
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|December 2018||Intergenerational Mobility in Education: Variation in Geography and Time|
with Jason Fletcher: w25324
Although the measurement of intergenerational income mobility has seen a rapid increase in attention and policy discussions, similar examinations of educational mobility in the U.S. are lacking. This paper begins to fill this gap by documenting differences in educational mobility across time (1982-2004) and geography (U.S. states). The study complements recent estimates of intergenerational income mobility because educational mobility both contributes to income mobility and is a target for education policies. We both develop a method to compute intergenerational correlation coefficients which respects the unique properties of education attainment, as well as utilize standard measures in the literature. While naive intergenerational regressions of years attained suggest a slight increase in...
Published: Jason Fletcher & Joel Han, 2019. "Intergenerational Mobility in Education: Variation in Geography and Time," Journal of Human Capital, vol 13(4), pages 585-634.