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Intergenerational earnings mobility in Taiwan: 1990–2010.

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posted on 2024-05-27, 22:32 authored by Yu-Wei ChuYu-Wei Chu, Ming-Jen Lin
© 2019, Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature. In this paper, we study the intergenerational earnings mobility between fathers and sons in Taiwan. We apply the two-sample approach developed by Björklund and Jäntti (Am Econ Rev 87(5):1009–1018, 1997) and find that the intergenerational earnings elasticity in Taiwan was around 0.4–0.5 in both the early 1990s and the late 2000s. We also estimate the intergenerational rank association in earnings to have been around 0.3 in both periods. Intergenerational earnings mobility in Taiwan is similar to that in less mobile countries such as the USA, and it appears to remain stable during a period of rapid economic development.

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External Seminar Speaker Travel Grant | Funder: Population and Gender Studies Center, National Taiwan University

Economic Development and Intergenerational Earnings Mobility: Evidence from Taiwan | Funder: Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan | Grant ID: MOST 105-2410-H-002 -010

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Chu, Y. & Lin, M. -J. (2020). Intergenerational earnings mobility in Taiwan: 1990–2010. Empirical Economics, 59(1), 11-45. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00181-019-01637-0

Journal title

Empirical Economics

Volume

59

Issue

1

Publication date

2020-07-01

Pagination

11-45

Publisher

Springer Science and Business Media LLC

Publication status

Published

Contribution type

Article

Online publication date

2019-02-12

ISSN

0377-7332

eISSN

1435-8921

Language

en

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