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Book ChapterChina and the United States: Different economic models but similarly low levels of socioeconomic mobility
From the book: Inequality in the Developing WorldIntergenerational Mobility equality of opportunity Education
Book ChapterIndia: Inequality trends and dynamics, the bird’s-eye and the granular perspectives
From the book: Inequality in the Developing WorldInequality Decomposition Welfare dynamics
Working PaperMeasuring social mobility rates in earlier and less-documented societies
In societies where surnames are inherited from parents, we can use these names to estimate rates of intergenerational mobility...surnames Intergenerational Mobility long-run mobility
Working PaperCan ‘good’ social mobility news be ‘bad’ and vice versa?: Measurement (and downward mobility) pitfalls
Limited attention has been paid to how well social mobility measures debated and used to study industrial countries perform in analysis of low-income settings...Intergenerational Mobility Measurement Developing countries
Working PaperSocial mobility and inequality between groups
The relationship between social mobility and inequality is well studied in the literature, but far greater attention has been paid to ‘vertical’ than to ‘horizontal’ inequality...Social mobility Horizontal inequality Ethnic inequality
Working PaperIncome mobility in the developing world: Recent approaches and evidence
This paper examines income mobility in developing countries. We start by synthesizing findings from the available evidence on relative mobility and poverty dynamics...Intragenerational mobility Intergenerational Mobility Welfare dynamics
Working PaperDrivers of mobility
Empirical studies in developing countries tend to find higher levels of socioeconomic persistence across generations compared with those of high-income economies...Intergenerational Mobility global south market exclusion
Journal ArticleThe Intergenerational Impact of China's New Rural Pension Scheme
Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global SouthChina Intergenerational Mobility Pension
Working PaperChina and the United States: Different economic models but similarly low levels of socioeconomic mobility
The United States and China are the world’s largest economies. Together they are responsible for about one-third of the world’s economic output...Intergenerational Mobility equality of opportunity Education
Research BriefRacial inequality and demographic change in South Africa: Impacts on economic development
Over the past 20 years, researchers have been looking at the economic lifecycle of individuals around the world using National Transfer Accounts (NTA) data...demographic dividend economic lifecycle Intergenerational Mobility
Working PaperIntergenerational mobility of education in Vietnam: Evidence from the Vietnam War
Vietnam’s education system has recently attracted international attention for exceptional learning outcomes and success in improving schooling outcomes over a short period, despite being a lower-middle-income country...Intergenerational Mobility access to education War
Working PaperColonial origin, ethnicity, and intergeneration mobility in Africa
This paper estimates the relationship between differences in skills measured among within-country ethnic groups and individual human capital accumulation in eight African countries...Colonialism Education Ethnicity
Working PaperInequality and the generational economy: Race-disaggregated National Transfer Accounts for South Africa, 2015
Differences in the economic lifecycle between countries at different levels of development suggest that there may be differences between sub-populations within countries, particularly where the sub-populations have different levels of income...demographic dividend economic lifecycle Intergenerational Mobility
Policy BriefInequality in India on the rise
Following the introduction of economic reforms in the early 1990s, India today is achieving unprecedented per capita growth rates. Poverty reduction has also accelerated and is justly celebrated...Inequality Decomposition Welfare dynamics
Working PaperInequality trends and dynamics in India: The bird’s-eye and the granular perspectives
India today is achieving per capita growth rates that are historically unprecedented. Poverty reduction has also accelerated. There is concern, however, that this growth is being accompanied by rising inequality...Inequality Decomposition Welfare dynamics
Working PaperIntergenerational mobility, human capital accumulation, and growth in India
Productivity and socio-economic progress are inter-connected. Economic growth funds policies that promote socio-economic progress, while the latter serves as a growth engine...Intergenerational Mobility Inequality Growth