Journal of Economic Perspectives: Vol. 16 No. 3 (Summer 2002)


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Intergenerational Inequality: A Sociological Perspective

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Erikson, Robert, and John H. Goldthorpe. 2002. "Intergenerational Inequality: A Sociological Perspective." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 16(3): 31-44.

DOI: 10.1257/089533002760278695


When economists are concerned with the inheritance of inequality, they typically focus on the intergenerational transmission of income or wealth. In contrast, sociologists are more likely to analyze intergenerational mobility between (and immobility in) different class positions.

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