Longer-run perspectives on intergenerational mobility in Latin America: 1933-1992

Mar 26, 2021

This background paper shows the development of intergenerational mobility of education in Latin America for people born between 1933 and 1992. New estimates for relative and absolute educational mobility for 18 Latin American countries are provided, highlighting differences among countries, cohorts, and genders. Intergenerational mobility trends in selected countries are discussed and evaluated within the region’s historical context. The background paper is accompanied by a dataset containing all estimates of intergenerational mobility over time for each country.

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