May 28, 2021

DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Social Mobility and Economic Development

Date

May 28, 2021
13:15 - 14:30

Location

Online seminar via Cisco Webex

Speaker

Guido Neidhöfer, ZEW

Inviter

Johannes König/Carsten Schröder

We explore the role of social mobility as driver of economic development. First, we draw the geography of intergenerational mobility of education for 52 Latin American regions, as well as its evolution over time. Then, through a novel weighting procedure that considers the aggregate participation of cohorts to the economy in every year, we estimate the effect of changes in mobility on economic indicators, such as income per capita, poverty, child mortality, and luminosity. Our findings show that increasing social mobility had a significant and robust impact on the long-run development of Latin American regions.

(joint work with Matías Ciaschi, Leonardo Gasparini, and Joaquín Serrano)

Speaker

Guido Neidhöfer, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Topics: Education , Inequality

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