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Fengye Sun and Atsuko Ueda
''Intergenerational earnings mobility in Taiwan''
( 2015, Vol. 35 No.1 )
This study aims to estimate the extent of intergenerational mobility of earnings in Taiwan. The intergenerational elasticity of a child's earnings with respect to its parent's earnings is estimated by using household micro-data from the Panel Study of Family Dynamics (PSFD) in Taiwan. We apply an estimation method using the predicted earnings of parents. The estimation result suggests that the elasticity for sons is 0.25–0.3 and that for daughters is roughly 0.4. The estimate looks intermediate or moderately low from an international perspective, suggesting that Taiwan is a moderately mobile society.
Keywords: intergenerational mobility, intergenerational transmission, inequality, Taiwan
JEL: J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies: General
D3 - Distribution: General
Manuscript Received : Aug 31 2014 Manuscript Accepted : Mar 11 2015

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