Intragenerational Income Mobility in Latin America

Fields, Gary S.; Duval Hernández, Robert; Freije, Samuel; Sánchez Puerta, María Laura
April 2007
Economia;Spring2007, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p101
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study that examined how the knowledge gleaned from intragenerational income mobility research differs from comparable cross-sectional analysis, and its implications for mobility research for Latin American economies. According to other studies, Latin America has the highest levels of inequality in the world. Macro-mobility studies investigate the level of mobility in a country and compare it over time and across countries, while micro-mobility studies investigate which individuals have larger changes than others. Pseudo-panels, which may help prevent problems of measurement error and attrition in mobility studies, are constructed from cross-sectional surveys.


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