Arbetsrapport, Institutet för Framtidsstudier - Institute for Futures Studies
Social nedåtrörlighet mellan generationer. En prövning av tre perspektiv.
Abstract: INTERGENERATIONAL DOWNWARD MOBILITY – A TEST OF THREE
The study uses the unique longitudinal database The Stockholm
Birth Cohort Study (SBC) to test three explanatory perspectives to
intergenerational downward social mobility.
Support is received for two
of the three perspectives, but when analyses are performed for boys and
girls separately, the explanations turn out to be gender specific. For
girls structural factors are of importance, in the sense that longer family
traditions of high education and high job positions are needed for them to
follow in the footsteps of their parents, than what tends to be the case
for boys. For boys instead, individual factors are better predictors of
downward social mobility. Absence from compulsory school and drug abuse are
related to downward social mobility for boys, while not for girls.
Keywords: intergenerational; social mobility; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: I20; I32; J16; (follow links to similar papers)
20 pages, May 2008
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