From rags to riches? Intergenerational transmission of income in Europe

Schnetzer, Matthias and Altzinger, Wilfried (2011) From rags to riches? Intergenerational transmission of income in Europe. Department of Economics Working Paper Series, 135. WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.


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The paper uses data from the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) 2005 to analyze intergenerational income mobility in Austria compared to other European Union members. Applying various methodological approaches like least squares estimations and quantile regressions we reveal substantial differences in intergenerational mobility between Scandinavian countries and Continental Europe. The results show that income class rigidities in most European countries are striking compared to the Nordic countries.

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: intergenerational income mobility / income distribution / European Union / Europäische Union / Einkommensverteilung / Einkommen / Intergenerationenmobilität
Classification Codes: RVK QX 200 ; JEL D30, E24, J62
Divisions: Departments > Volkswirtschaft > Makroökonomie
Version of the Document: Draft
Variance from Published Version: None
Depositing User: Gerlinde Fellner
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2011 12:23
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 00:41


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