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Table 3 Sensitivity with respect to the treatment of zero incomes (IGE between fathers and sons)

From: Intergenerational mobility in Sweden: a regional perspective

  Exclude zeros Replace by 1 Replace by 1000
Pooled 0.253 0.311 0.280
  (0.003) (0.008) (0.004)
< P10 0.109 0.259 0.201
  (0.011) (0.03) (0.016)
P10 - P90 0.350 0.369 0.356
  (0.005) (0.013) (0.007)
> P90 0.132 0.040 0.088
  (0.017) (0.04) (0.024)
1968 0.278 0.317 0.296
  (0.009) (0.024) (0.012)
1972 0.246 0.318 0.280
  (0.008) (0.02) (0.012)
  1. This table shows the sensitivity of the IGE to how zero income observations are treated. The first column shows the estimates when dropping all zeros, for all observations pooled, the middle 80% of the observations, and the top and bottom deciles separately. The last two rows show separate estimates for two of the 9 cohorts. Standard errors are given in parentheses