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Replication data for: Intergenerational Occupational Mobility in Great Britain and the United States since 1850: Comment

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Xie, Yu
  • Killewald, Alexandra
Publication Date
2013-08-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Using historical census and survey data, Long and Ferrie (2013) found a significant decline in social mobility in the United States from 1880 to 1973. We present two critiques of the Long-Ferrie study. First, the data quality of the Long-Ferrie study is more limiting than the authors acknowledge. Second, and more critically, they applied a method ill-suited for measuring social mobility of farmers in a comparative study between 1880 and 1973, a period in which the proportion of farmers dramatically declined in the United States. We show that Long and Ferrie's main conclusion is all driven by this misleading result for farmers.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.103.5.2003 (Text)
Publications
  • Xie, Yu, and Alexandra Killewald. “Intergenerational Occupational Mobility in Great Britain and the United States Since 1850: Comment.” American Economic Review 103, no. 5 (August 2013): 2003–20. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.103.5.2003.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.103.5.2003 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Xie, Yu; Killewald, Alexandra (2013): Replication data for: Intergenerational Occupational Mobility in Great Britain and the United States since 1850: Comment. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112665V1