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Is Entrepreneurship a Channel of Social Mobility in Latin America?

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dc.contributor.author Castellani, Francesca en
dc.contributor.author Lora, Eduardo en
dc.description.abstract This paper provides a summary of the findings contained in a forthcoming issue of the Latin American Journal of Economics on entrepreneurship in Latin America as a vehicle for upward social mobility, especially for the middle class. The income persistence coefficients estimated with pseudo-panel data for Colombia, Ecuador, and Uruguay indicate that entrepreneurial activity is a channel of intergenerational mobility, while the estimates of asset persistence for Mexico using a special survey show that entrepreneurship increases mobility across generations. Although persistence coefficients do not indicate the direction of such mobility, the estimates of income differentials between entrepreneurs and non-entrepreneurs for Ecuador and Mexico lend support to the hypothesis that upward mobility dominates. en
dc.format.extent 21 en
dc.subject Income, Consumption & Saving en
dc.subject Business Development en
dc.subject Social Development en
dc.title Is Entrepreneurship a Channel of Social Mobility in Latin America? en
dc.identifier.jel O15 - Human Resources ¿ Human Development ¿ Income Distribution ¿ Migration en
dc.identifier.jel E21 - Consumption ¿ Saving ¿ Wealth en
dc.identifier.jel I31 - General Welfare, Well-Being en
dc.coverage.placename Colombia en
dc.coverage.placename Ecuador en
dc.coverage.placename Mexico en
dc.coverage.placename Uruguay en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-26T15:30:36Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-26T15:30:36Z
dc.date.issued 2013-07-22
dc.identifier.uri http://www.iadb.org/en/publications/publication-detail,7101.html?id=69959
dc.format.medium ACROBAT
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject social mobility
dc.type Working Papers
lacea.language.supported en
dc.date.modified 2014-08-29T09:19:07Z
dc.keywords enterpreneurship
dc.keywords Latin America
dc.keywords Middle Class
dc.keywords social mobility


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