The Lifecycle Origins of Income Inequality

Grant Type: academic

Grant Year: 2023

Grant Amount: $60,000

Grant description:

This project will challenge an accepted finding in economics on the lifecycle pattern of inequality—namely, that inequality increases with age within a birth cohort. The research team builds on existing research from the Global Repository of Income Dynamics database to develop a model to explain an observation in the data that inequality is generated more from differences in childhood experiences such as parental income or school quality than from labor market experiences.

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