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A note on the rate of intergenerational convergence of earnings

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We show that “convergence” to mean earnings in intergenerational earnings mobility models will be a function not only of the single-generation correlation of earnings, but also of the properties of the unobserved stochastic distribution of shocks to earnings.

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Received: 24 March 1998/Accepted: 13 November 1998

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Eide, E., Showalter, M. A note on the rate of intergenerational convergence of earnings. J Popul Econ 13, 159–162 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1007/s001480050129

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  • JEL classification: J62
  • Key words: Intergenerational earnings mobility