Author: Miles Corak

Publication: The Economic Journal. uez019.

Date: May 2019


Intergenerational income mobility varies significantly across Canada, with the 266 Census Divisions in the 1986 Census clustering into five non-contiguous regions. Nine complementary indicators are calculated for each Census Division using administrative data on a cohort of men and women born between 1963 and 1970. Collectively these indicators underscore the importance of simultaneously examining different dimensions of intergenerational mobility, and also show that higher mobility is most strongly associated with less income inequality in the bottom half of the income distribution.

Link: The Canadian Geography of Intergenerational Mobility (PDF)