Nº 303 (September, 2022). Guido Neidhöfer, Matías Ciaschi & Leonardo Gasparini

“Intergenerational Mobility of Economic Well-being in Latin America”.

We estimate, for the first time, long-run trends in intergenerational economic mobility for a multitude of countries in Latin America going beyond parent-child correlations in educational attainment. We use several indicators of well-being, such as the socio-economic situation of individuals, job stability, homeownership and assets. Unlike estimates based on education, which mostly show increasing social mobility trends, we find that opportunities to achieve a certain level of economic well-being and climb up the social ladder are rather unequally distributed and have not changed much over time in Latin America.

JEL codes: D63, I24, J62, O15

Suggested citation: Neidhöfer, G., M. Ciaschi & L. Gasparini (2022). Intergenerational Mobility of Economic Well-being in Latin America. CEDLAS Working Papers Nº 303, September, 2022, CEDLAS-FCE-Universidad Nacional de La Plata.