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Intergenerational Income Mobility in Canada and the United States

  • UC Berkeley 223 Moses Hall Berkeley, CA 94720 (map)

Marie Connolly, Université du Québec à Montréal

Please note that this event will be held at 223 Moses Hall.

Intergenerational mobility is about twice as great in Canada than in the United States, but varies significantly within each country. Our sub-national analysis of six different indicators finds that the national border only partially distinguishes the close to one thousand regions we analyze within these two countries. The Canada-US border clearly divides Central and Eastern Canada from the Great Lakes regions and the Northeast of the United States. But these differences drive only part of the national differences in mobility. While some Canadian regions have more in common with the low mobility southern parts of the United States than with the rest of Canada, the fact that they represent a much smaller fraction of population is the other reason why overall mobility is lower in the United States.

Co-Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program.

This event made possible thanks to the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco | Silicon Valley.