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Probability that sons of fathers in the bottom 20 percent of the earnings distribution end up in the bottom or top 40 percent as adults, by country

Low-earning father, son in bottom 40 percent Low-earning father, son in top 40 percent
United States 66.7% 18.1%
United Kingdom 53.8% 29.6%
Norway 51.6% 27.8%
Finland 51.2% 28.5%
Sweden 50.1% 28.5%
Denmark 47.3% 33.3%
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Source: Authors' analysis of Jantti et al. (2006)

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