The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean
Documento de trabajo CEEY no. 05 / 2021
In this paper, the author estimate intergenerational mobility (IGM) in education using crosssectional data from 91 censuses that span 24 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) over half a century. The author measure upward mobility as the likelihood of obtaining at least a primary education for individuals whose parents did not finish primary school, whereas downward mobility as the likelihood of failing to complete primary education for individuals whose parents completed at least primary school. In addition, the author explore the geography of educational IGM using nearly 400 “provinces” and more than 6,000 “dis-tricts” and document wide cross-country and within-country heterogeneity.