Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

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Stockholm University, Swedish Institute for Social Research

No 3/2012: On the variability of income within and across generations

Markus Jäntti () and Lena Lindahl ()
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Markus Jäntti: Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University, Postal: SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Lena Lindahl: Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University, Postal: SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract: We examine the association of income variability both within and across generations based on a heterogeneous growth model of permanent and transitory income in Sweden. Non-parametric regressions reveal that income variability is strongly associated with long-run levels of income, especially for low- and high income earners, and that it is also strongly associated across generations.

Keywords: Intergenerational mobility; income variability

JEL-codes: C14; D31; D63; J62

12 pages, February 8, 2012

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