Latin America and the Caribbean

When Measure Matters: Coresidence Bias and Intergenerational Mobility Revisited

Measurement of intergenerational mobility (IGM) in education requires linked information about children's and parents' educational attainment. However, several economies do not offer better data alternatives to estimate IGM than the use of coresident …

Does it Matter Where You Grow up? Childhood Exposure Effects in Latin America and the Caribbean

I study whether the observed differences in intergenerational educational mobility across regions in Latin America and the Caribbean are due to the sorting of families or the effect of growing up in these different places. I exploit differences in …

The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean

In this paper, I estimate intergenerational mobility (IGM) in education using cross-sectional data from 91 censuses that span 24 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) over half a century. I measure upward mobility as the likelihood of …