CitationFletcher, J. & Jajtner, K. M. (2021). Intergenerational health mobility: Magnitudes and Importance of Schools and Place. Health Econ. , PMCID: PMC8195209
AbstractThis paper broadens the literature on intergenerational persistence of socioeconomic status to consider individual, family, and spatial variation in intergenerational health mobility in the United States. Using a school-based representative panel (Add Health), we report overall health persistence of 0.17 with higher mobility in Hispanic families. We find large variation by place; intergenerational health persistence estimates range between 0 and 0.5, with similarly large ranges for absolute upward and downward health mobility. School- and contextual-level correlates indicate local race/ethnicity composition, proportion of single parents, and average mother's education may be related to observed variation in intergenerational health mobility.
Notes1099-1050 Fletcher, Jason Jajtner, Katie M
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleHealth Econ
Jajtner, K. M.