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Catherine Haeck

Université du Québec à Montréal
C.P. 8888, Succ. Centre-ville
Montréal QC H3C 3P8
Canada

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Institutional Affiliation: Université du Québec à Montréal

NBER Working Papers and Publications

March 2020Parental Education and the Rising Transmission of Income between Generations
with Marie Connolly, Jean-William P. Laliberté
in Measuring and Understanding the Distribution and Intra/Inter-Generational Mobility of Income and Wealth, Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Janet C. Gornick, Barry Johnson, and Arthur Kennickell, editors
Intergenerational mobility has decreased over time for the cohorts of children born between the 1960s and the 1980s in Canada. At the same time, returns to education have gone up. Both factors have contributed to exacerbating income gaps between children of parents with and without secondary education. However, the transmission of residual parental income differences that cannot be accounted for by differences in educational attainment have increased at a faster rate than overall intergenerational income transmission. In addition, overall income mobility has shrunk less in communities that have experienced greater increases in parental high school completion rates over time. There is no significant relationship with changes in university education. Overall, these patterns suggest that fost...
April 2019Intergenerational Mobility between and within Canada and the United States
with Marie Connolly, Miles Corak: w25735
Intergenerational income mobility is lower in the United States than in Canada, but varies significantly within each country. Our sub-national analysis finds that the national border only partially distinguishes the close to one thousand regions we analyze within these two countries. The Canada-US border divides Central and Eastern Canada from the Great Lakes regions and the Northeast of the United States. At the same time some Canadian regions have more in common with the low mobility southern parts of the United States than with the rest of Canada, and the fact that these areas represent a much larger fraction of the American population also explains why mobility is lower in the United States.

Published: Marie Connolly & Miles Corak & Catherine Haeck, 2019. "Intergenerational Mobility Between and Within Canada and the United States," Journal of Labor Economics, vol 37(S2), pages S595-S641.

October 2016Intergenerational Mobility Between and Within Canada and the United States
with Marie Connolly, Miles Corak
in Small Differences II: Public Policies in Canada and the United States, Philip Oreopoulos and David Card, organizers

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