Estimating occupational mobility with covariates
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Original versionModalsli, J. (2015). Estimating occupational mobility with covariates. Economics Letters, 133, 77-80. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2015.05.017 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2015.05.017
The Altham statistic is often used to calculate intergenerational associations in occupations in studies of historical social mobility. This paper presents a method to incorporate individual covariates into such estimates of social mobility, and to construct corresponding confidence intervals. The method is applied to an intergenerational sample of Norwegian data, showing that estimates of intergenerational mobility are robust to the inclusion of controls for father’s and son’s age.