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Intergenerational mobility between and within Canada and the United States

TitleIntergenerational mobility between and within Canada and the United States
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsConnolly, M., Corak M., and Haeck C.
JournalResearch Group on Human Capital Working Paper Series
Keywordsequality of opportunity, geography, intergenerational mobility
Abstract

Intergenerational income mobility is lower in the United States than in Canada,but varies significantly within each country. Our sub-national analysis findsthat the national border only partially distinguishes the close to one thousandregions we analyze within these two countries. The Canada-US border dividesCentral and Eastern Canada from the Great Lakes regions and the Northeastof the United States. At the same time some Canadian regions have more incommon with the low mobility southern parts of the United States than withthe rest of Canada, and the fact that these areas represent a much larger frac-tion of the American population also explains why mobility is lower in the United States.

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Document URLhttps://grch.esg.uqam.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/82/Connolly_Corak_Haeck_GRCH_WP19-02.pdf