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Intergenerational correlations between the earnings of fathers and sons in OECD countries

Note: The higher the intergenerational elasticity, the lower the extent of mobility.

Source: Adapted from Corak (2011, Figure 1)

Updated May 16, 2012

Documentation and methodology

The figure is adapted from Corak (2011), Figure 1, “Comparable Estimates of the Intergenerational Elasticity between Father and Son Earnings for the United States and Twenty Four Other Countries.” “Earnings” refers to wages.

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