Note: The higher the estimated intergenerational elasticity (IGE), the lower the extent of mobility. Low-earning fathers are defined as those in the bottom 10th percentile.
Source: Authors' analysis of Solon (1989, Table 5)
Data are from Solon (1989), Table 5, “Probability that Son’s Long-Run Status Is in Specified Decile Given Percentile of Father’s Status.” Data are from the 1985 follow-up to the 1968 Panel Study of Income Dynamics. “Earnings” refers to wages.
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