Intergenerational Mobility in Sweden: a Regional Perspective
2015 (English)Report (Other academic)
I employ high quality register data and present new facts about income mobility in Sweden. The focus of the paper is regional mobility using a novel estimation approach based on a multilevel model. The maximum likelihood estimates are substantially more precise than those obtained by running separate OLS regressions. I find small regional differences in income mobility when measured in relative terms. Regional differences are large when adopting an absolute measure and focusing on upward mobility. On the national level I find that the association between parent and child income ranks has decreased over time, implying increased mobility.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 49 p.
Umeå economic studies, ISSN 0348-1018 ; 916
intergenerational income mobility, regional analysis, multilevel model
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-109266OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-109266DiVA: diva2:856164