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Working Papers

Intra-generational Social Mobility and Entrepreneurship in Uruguay


CODE: IDB-WP-321
AUTHOR(s): Bukstein, Daniel , Gandelman, Nestor
PUBLISHED: July 2012
LANGUAGE: English
RELATED TOPICS: Finance
DOWNLOAD FILE IN: English

Abstract:

This paper follows an income-based, time-dependence approach to measure social mobility in Uruguay between 1982 and 2010. The paper finds that social mobility in Uruguay is considerable and reports evidence suggesting that this mobility is greater within cohorts of groups, such as those defined by gender or region, than between groups. Entrepreneurship and self-employment are associated with greater social mobility.

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