Intergenerational mobility is a subject of a large literature in social science. It focuses on the association between parents’ and children’s economic wellbeing and receives significant attention because it speaks to the question of equality of opportunity (Torche, 2015), which many consider an important goal for society. Intergenerational mobility is a cross-cutting theme in the Deaton Review, which is touched upon in several of the core chapters, including on education, early childhood and race & ethnicity. Therefore, our aim is not to provide a comprehensive overview of this topic but rather to spotlight some of the newer directions in intergenerational mobility research within economics driven by changes in some key trends in the recent decades as well as growing availability of administrative data.
Deputy Research Director
Sonya Krutikova is an Associate Professor of Economics at Manchester University and IFS Deputy Research Director.
Research Fellow University College London
Lindsey, an IFS Research Fellow, is a Professor of Economics and the Centre Head of Quantitative Social Science at UCL Institute of Education.
Senior Research Economist
David’s research covers household wealth, intergenerational transfers, social mobility, pensions taxation, and health and work at older ages.
Laura van der Erve
Working Paper details
- Institute for Fiscal Studies
Krutikova, S et al. (2022). Intergenerational income persistence: evidence for the UK. London: Institute for Fiscal Studies. Available at: https://ifs.org.uk/publications/intergenerational-income-persistence-evidence-uk (accessed: 29 February 2024).
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