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Santiago Pérez, UC Davis-Economía

Intergenerational Occupational Mobility Across Three Continents

8 Agosto 2018 - 15:30 hrs.

Sala de postgrados, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas UC.

Abstract: I compare rates of intergenerational occupational mobility across four countries in the late 19th century: (1) 1869-1895 Argentina, (2) 1850-1880 United States, (3) 1851-1881 Britain, and (4) 1865-1900 Norway. I find that Argentina and the US had similar levels of intergenerational mobility, and that these levels were above those of Britain and Norway. These findings suggest that the higher mobility of 19th-century US relative to Britain (Long and Ferrie, 2013) might not have been a reflection of “American exceptionalism”, but rather a reflection of more widespread differences between some “settler economies” of the New World and Europe.