What's in a name? Quite a lot it seems

Gregory Clark interviewed by Viv Davies,

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Fri, 04/04/2014

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Clark,G., N Cummins, H Yu, and D Diaz Vidal (2014) The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility, Princeton University Press.

 

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Where is the land of opportunity? Intergenerational mobility in the US

Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, Patrick Kline, Emmanuel Saez 04 February 2014

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The US is often hailed as the land of opportunity, a society in which a child's chances of success depend little on her family background. Is this reputation warranted? An extensive empirical literature on intergenerational mobility, reviewed by Solon (1999), Grawe and Mulligan (2002), and Black and Devereux (2011), has compared mobility across countries and have found that relative mobility is lower in the US than in other developed countries. In new research (Chetty et al.

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Parents’ education plays key role in performance of their children

Pedro Carneiro, Costas Meghir, Matthias Parey,

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In the last 50 years, there has been a striking increase in inequality in children’s home environments across families where mothers have different levels of education. Given that the tendency is rooted in the experience of each family, it is difficult for the welfare system to import change and direct interventions require the invasion of family autonomy and privacy. The authors of CEPR DP6505 assess an alternative potential policy, which targets future parents while still in their youth by affecting their education before they start forming a family.

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