Intergenerational Mobility in Norway, 1865–2011
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Original versionModalsli, J. (2017), Intergenerational Mobility in Norway, 1865–2011. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 119: 34-71. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjoe.12196
There are large differences in intergenerational mobility between countries. Little is known, however, about how persistent such differences are, and how they evolve over time. This paper constructs a data set of 835,537 linked father–son pairs from census records and documents a substantial increase in intergenerational occupational mobility in Norway between 1865 and 2011. The increase is most pronounced in non‐farm occupations. The findings show that long‐run mobility developments previously described for the US and UK are not necessarily representative for other countries, and that high mobility in a given country today need not reflect high mobility before industrialization.
"This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Modalsli, J. (2017). Intergenerational Mobility in Norway, 1865–2011. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 119(1), 34-71, which has been published in final form at doi:10.1111/sjoe.12196 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions."