Leaders: Raj Chetty, Gary Solon, Florencia Torche
The purpose of the Social Mobility RG is to develop and exploit new administrative sources for measuring mobility and the effects of policy on mobility out of poverty. This research group is doing so by (a) providing comprehensive analyses of intergenerational mobility based on linked administrative data from U.S. tax returns, W-2s, and other sources, and (b) developing a new infrastructure for monitoring social mobility, dubbed the American Opportunity Study, that is based on linking census and other administrative data. Here’s a sampling of projects:
Small place estimates: The Equal Opportunity Project, led by Raj Chetty, uses tax return data to monitor opportunities for mobility out of poverty. In one of the new lines of analysis coming out of this project, the first round of results at the level of “commuting zones” are being redone at a more detailed level (e.g., census block level), thus allowing for even better inferences about the effects of place.
The American Opportunity Study: This research group is also collaborating with the Census Bureau to develop a new infrastructure for monitoring mobility that treats linked decennial census data as the spine on which other administrative data are hung.
Colleges and rising income inequality: Where do poor children go to attend college? The “Mobility Report Card” will convey the joint distribution of parent and student incomes for every Title IV institution in the United States.
The “absolute mobility” of the poor: What fraction of poor children grow up to earn more than their parents? Have rates of absolute upward mobility changed over time? This project develops a new method of estimating rates of absolute mobility for the 1940-1984 birth cohorts.
Intergenerational elasticities in the U.S.: There remains some debate about the size of intergenerational elasticities in the U.S. A rarely-used sample of 1987 tax data provides new evidence on U.S. elasticities.
Mobility - CPI Research
|Why Do Some Occupations Pay More Than Others?||Kim A. Weeden||
Why Do Some Occupations Pay More Than Others?Author: Kim A. Weeden
Publisher: American Journal of Sociology
|Cross-Country Differences in Intergenerational Earnings Mobility||Gary Solon||
Cross-Country Differences in Intergenerational Earnings MobilityAuthor: Gary Solon
Publisher: Journal of Economic Perspectives
|Sifting and Sorting: Personal Contacts and Hiring in a Retail Bank||Fernandez, Roberto M., Nancy Weinberg||
Sifting and Sorting: Personal Contacts and Hiring in a Retail BankAuthor: Fernandez, Roberto M., Nancy Weinberg
Publisher: American Sociological Review
|Getting a Job||Mark Granovetter||
Getting a JobAuthor: Mark Granovetter
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
|Intergenerational Income Mobility in the United States||Solon, Gary||
Intergenerational Income Mobility in the United StatesAuthor: Solon, Gary
Publisher: American Economic Review
Mobility - CPI Affiliates
|Nan Dirk De Graaf||Professor||Radboud University, Nijmegen|
|Nan Lin||Oscar L. Tang Family Professor of Sociology; Academician, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)||Duke University|
|Petr Mateju||Professor||Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic|
|Reinhard Pollak||Scientific Co-worker (wissenschaflticher Mitarbeiter)||University of Mannheim|
|Rick Fantasia||Professor of Sociology; Director, Kahn Liberal Arts Institute||Smith College|
Mobility - Other Research
|Rise of 401(k) plans, lifetime earnings, and wealth at retirement||James Poterba, Joshua Rauh, Steven Venti, and...||
Rise of 401(k) plans, lifetime earnings, and wealth at retirementAuthor: James Poterba, Joshua Rauh, Steven Venti, and...
Publisher: National Bureau of Economic Research
|Wealth in America||Lisa A. Keister||
Wealth in AmericaAuthor: Lisa A. Keister
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
|The Shadow of Exploitation in Weber's Class Analysis||Erik O. Wright||
The Shadow of Exploitation in Weber's Class AnalysisAuthor: Erik O. Wright
Publisher: American Sociological Review
|Creating Networks for Survival and Mobility: Social Capital among African-American and Latin-American Low-income Mothers||Silvia Dominguez and Celeste Watkins||
Creating Networks for Survival and Mobility: Social Capital among African-American and Latin-American Low-income MothersAuthor: Silvia Dominguez and Celeste Watkins
Publisher: Social Problems
|The Time Divide: Work, Family, and Gender Inequality||Jerry A. Jacobs and Kathleen Gerson||
The Time Divide: Work, Family, and Gender InequalityAuthor: Jerry A. Jacobs and Kathleen Gerson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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