Evidence on intergenerational income transmission using complete Dutch population data

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We estimate the intergenerational elasticity (IGE) of income for the Netherlands using complete population data for around 177,000 28-year olds. We find that IGEs are much lower when actual individual income data are used rather than proxies or aggregates for income. Though low, daughters’ IGEs are higher than sons’ indicating lower income mobility for women.


Original languageEnglish
Article number108996
JournalEconomics Letters
Early online date30 Jan 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Jan 2020


  • intergenerational elasticity, intergenerational mobility, income, Netherlands