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

Conference held March 5-6, 2020
Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press
in NBER Book Series Studies in Income and Wealth

NBER Program(s):PR, PE

The following chapters are preliminary drafts unless otherwise noted. They have not yet been subjected to the formal review process of the NBER. This page will be updated as individual chapters are revised.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Janet C. Gornick, Barry Johnson, Arthur Kennickell (bibliographic info)
1. Intergenerational Wealth Mobility in France over the 20th Century: Bertrand Garbinti, Frédérique Savignac (bibliographic info) (download)
2. Parental Education and the Rising Transmission of Income between Generations: Marie Connolly, Catherine Haeck, Jean-William P. Laliberté (bibliographic info) (download) version of June 17, 2020
3. Comparing Intergenerational Educational Mobility for Minorities Around the World: Sam Asher, Paul Novosad, Charlie Rafkin (bibliographic info) (download)
4. Inequality of Opportunity for Income in Denmark and the United States: A Comparison Based on Administrative Data: Pablo A. Mitnik, Anne-Line Helsø, Victoria L. Bryant (bibliographic info) (download) version of September 10, 2020 (Working Paper version)
5. The EITC and Linking Data for Examining Multi-Generational Effects: Randall Akee, Maggie R. Jones, Emilia Simeonova (bibliographic info) (download) version of August 10, 2020
6. Inequality and the Safety Net in American Cities Throughout the Income Distribution, 1929–1940: James Feigenbaum, Price Fishback, Keoka Grayson (bibliographic info) (download) version of July 15, 2020 (Working Paper version)
7. Geographic Inequality in Social Provision: Variation Across the US States: Sarah K. Bruch, Janet C. Gornick, Joseph van der Naald (bibliographic info) (download) version of July 18, 2020
8. Presence and Persistence of Poverty in US Tax Data: Jeff Larrimore, Jake Mortenson, David Splinter (bibliographic info) (download) version of April 1, 2020
9. Estimating Tax Liabilities and Credits Using Linked Survey and Administrative Data: Bruce D. Meyer, Derek Wu, Grace Finley, Patrick Langetieg, Carla Medalia, Mark Payne, Alan Plumley
10. Using Tax Data to Better Capture Top Incomes in Official UK Income Inequality Statistics: Dominic Webber, Richard P. Tonkin, Martin Shine (bibliographic info) (download) version of August 5, 2020 (Working Paper version)
11. What Explains the Gender Gap in Wealth? Evidence from Administrative Data: Jaanika Meriküll, Merike Kukk, Tairi Rõõm (bibliographic info) (download) version of April 6, 2020 (Working Paper version)
12. Inequality and Mobility over the Past Half Century using Income, Consumption and Wealth: Jonathan D. Fisher, David S. Johnson (bibliographic info) (download) version of June 30, 2020
13. The Wealth of Generations, With Special Attention to the Millennials: William G. Gale, Hilary Gelfond, Jason J. Fichtner, Benjamin H. Harris (bibliographic info) (download) version of April 30, 2020 (Working Paper version)
14. Structuring the Analysis of Wealth Inequality using the Functions of Wealth: A Class-Based Approach: Pirmin Fessler, Martin Schürz (bibliographic info) (download) version of June 24, 2020
15. Rising Between Firm Inequality and Declining Labor Market Fluidity: Evidence of a Changing Job Ladder: John Haltiwanger, James R. Spletzer (bibliographic info) (download) version of July 16, 2020 (data appendix)
16. United States Earnings Dynamics: Inequality, Mobility, and Volatility: John M. Abowd, Kevin L. McKinney, John Sabelhaus (bibliographic info) (download) version of July 16, 2020
17. In Search of the Roots of American Inequality Exceptionalism: An Analysis Based onLuxembourg Income Study (LIS) Data: Janet C. Gornick, Branko Milanovic, Nathaniel Johnson (bibliographic info) (download) version of July 14, 2020
18. Social Security Wealth, Inequality, and Lifecycle Saving: John Sabelhaus, Alice Henriques Volz (bibliographic info) (download) version of April 23, 2020 (Working Paper version)
19. Wealth Transfers and Net Wealth at Death: Evidence from the Italian Inheritance Tax Records 1995–2016: Paolo Acciari, Salvatore Morelli (bibliographic info) (download) version of September 25, 2020
20. Evidence from Unique Swiss Tax Data on the Composition and Joint Distribution of Income and Wealth: Isabel Z. Martínez (bibliographic info) (download) version of July 15, 2020
21. On the Distribution of Estates and the Distribution of Wealth: Evidence from the Dead: Yonatan Berman, Salvatore Morelli (bibliographic info) (download) version of July 31, 2020
22. Distributing Personal Income: Trends over Time: Dennis Fixler, Marina Gindelsky, David Johnson (bibliographic info) (download) version of April 2, 2020 (Working Paper version)
23. Developing Indicators of Inequality and Poverty Consistent with National Accounts: Richard Tonkin, Sean White, Sofiya Stoyanova, Aly Youssef, Sunny Sidhu, Chris Payne (bibliographic info) (download) version of July 23, 2020
24. The Distributional Financial Accounts of the United States: Michael Batty, Jesse Bricker, Joseph Briggs, Sarah Friedman, Danielle Nemschoff, Eric Nielsen, Kamila Sommer, Alice Henriques Volz (bibliographic info) (download) version of July 1, 2020
25. Distributional National Accounts: A Macro-Micro Approach to Inequality in Germany: Stefan Bach, Charlotte Bartels, Theresa Neef (bibliographic info) (download)
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