Nº 101 (June, 2010). Sebastian Galiani.
“Social mobility: what is it and why does it matter?”.
Throughout this survey, we map the key parameters affecting mobility into proposed policy actions, from each model studied. We find that policies that break the dependence of outcomes on initial conditions, such us universal public education or early intervention programs may be successful in raising income and social mobility. Furthermore, due to the relationship between mobility and other social and economic dimension such as efficiency and inequality; those policies can have broader short and long term effects