the 2 Minute Paper

Our 2min summaries provide a quick overview of academic papers on inequality (and some books). The idea of the 2-minute paper is to crowd-source a literature review that is useful to our group members. If you've recently read an interesting paper or book and would like to submit a summary, please visit our submission page.

October 27, 2015

 

The Point: The authors find that intergenerational mobility in the United States has not decreased over time (looking at birth cohorts from 1971-1993), despite the fact that inequality over this time period has increased. 


The Quote: "Envision the income distribution as a ladder, with each percentile repre...

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