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  • Raj Chetty
  • Nathaniel Hendren

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Is the United States Still a Land of Opportunity? Recent Trends in Intergenerational Mobility. Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, January 2014, Paper. "We present new evidence on trends in intergenerational mobility in the U.S. using administrative earnings records. We find that percentile rank-based measures of intergenerational mobility have remained extremely stable for the 1971-1993 birth cohorts. For children born between 1971 and 1986, we measure intergenerational mobility based on the correlation between parent and child income percentile ranks. For more recent cohorts, we measure mobility..." Link