The paper uses data from the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) 2005 to analyze intergenerational income mobility in Austria compared to other European Union members. Applying various methodological approaches like least squares estimations and quantile regressions we reveal substantial differences in intergenerational mobility between Scandinavian countries and Continental Europe. The results show that income class rigidities in most European countries are striking compared to the Nordic countries.
|Title of host publication||Stabilising an unequal economy? - Public debt, financial regulation and income distribution|
|Editors||Torsten Niechoj, Özlem Onaran, Engelbert Stockhammer, Achim Truger, Till van Treeck (eds.)|
|Place of Publication||Marburg|
|Pages||321 - 347|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2011|