Intergenerational Income Mobility: New Evidence from Canada

Articles and reports: 11-626-X2016059

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This Economic Insights article examines the extent to which the lifetime income of children is correlated with the lifetime income of their fathers—a topic known as intergenerational income mobility. The analysis uses data from Statistics Canada’s Intergenerational Income Database, which links together children and their parents using tax files. The data provides information that permits the comparison of the income of children to those of parents at a similar stage of the lifecycle. A longer, more detailed study is also available.

Issue Number: 2016059
Author(s): Chen, Wen-Hao; Ostrovsky, Yuri; Piraino, Patrizio

Main Product: Economic Insights

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