Elasticities between parental income and sons' earnings, 1950–2000
Note: The higher the intergenerational elasticity (IGE), the lower the extent of mobility. The IGEs shown are for 40- to 44-year-old sons.
Source: Authors' analysis of Aaronson and Mazumder (2007, Table 1)
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