Autor: Ciaschi Matías*, Neidhöfer Guido**, Gasparini Leonardo*

Institución: *Centro de Estudios Distributivos, Laborales y Sociales (CEDLAS-IIE-FCE), **ZEW Mannheim

Año: 2023

JEL: D63, I24


We estimate long-run trends in intergenerational economic mobility for a multitude of countries in Latin America going beyond parent-child correlations in educational attainment. We use several indicators of well-being, such as the socio-economic situation of individuals, job stability, housing and assets. Unlike estimates based on education, which mostly show increasing social mobility trends, we find that opportunities to achieve a certain level of economic well-being and climb up the social ladder have not changed much over time in Latin America.