The Inheritance of Inequality
AbstractHow level is the intergenerational playing field? What are the causal mechanisms that underlie the intergenerational transmission of economic status? Are these mechanisms amenable to public policies in a way that would make the attainment of economic success more fair? These are the questions we will try to answer.
CitationBowles, Samuel, and Herbert Gintis. 2002. "The Inheritance of Inequality." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 16 (3): 3-30. DOI: 10.1257/089533002760278686
- D31 Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
- J62 Job, Occupational, and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
- D63 Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
- D91 Intertemporal Household Choice; Life Cycle Models and Saving
- J24 Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity