Estimating intergenerational income mobility in New Zealand using longitudinal census data

Leon Iusitini presented findings from his PhD thesis on intergenerational income mobility which uses data from the NZ Longitudinal Census to estimate the intergenerational elasticity of personal income between father-son pairs and mother-daughter pairs. Results show that, relative to international studies, income persistence in NZ from fathers to sons is relatively low, while income persistence from mothers to daughters is relatively high.

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