Intergenerational mobility in socio-economic status in Ethiopia

Haile, Getinet (2018) Intergenerational mobility in socio-economic status in Ethiopia. Journal of International Development, 30 (8). pp. 1392-1413. ISSN 1099-1328

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Using data from two comprehensive national Labour Force Surveys and monetary and non-monetary outcomes, we examine the extent of intergenerational mobility in Ethiopia. Results from OLS and Quantile regression suggest moderate to high levels of earnings persistence. Generalised Ordered Logit based results suggest significant mobility educationally, which may be linked to the significant widening of educational opportunities over the last two decades; but hardly any evidence of mobility occupationally. Sons are found to be relatively more mobile than daughters in all cases. Public policy may have to foster the equality of opportunities generally and along gender lines to enhance mobility.

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Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Haile, G. A. (2018) Intergenerational Mobility in Socio-economic Status in Ethiopia. J. Int. Dev., doi: 10.1002/jid.3360 which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Keywords: Intergenerational Mobility; Income; Education; Occupation; Ethiopia
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
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Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2018 14:08
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2020 04:30

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