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Parental Education and the Rising Transmission of Income between Generations

March 23, 2022 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location:Virtual (Zoom)

CUIDS Distinguished Speaker Series

Parental Education and the Rising Transmission of Income between Generations 
with Dr. Marie Connolly

Abstract: Canadian children born in the 1980s were less likely to experience upwards income mobility than those born in the 1960s. This, along with increasing returns to education, has contributed to a widening income gap between children of parents with and without secondary education. Join Dr. Marie Connelly and Dr. Frances Woolley as they discuss Dr. Connelly’s paper that analyzes intergenerational mobility using a novel data linkage between quinquennial Census data and tax data drawn from the Intergenerational Income Database. A key finding is that overall income mobility has shrunk less in communities that have experienced greater increases in parental high school completion rates over time, suggesting that fostering high school completion may help slow down the worsening of intergenerational income mobility.

Introduction to the Carleton Research Data Centre
with Dr. Frances Woolley

Following Dr. Connolly’s talk, Frances will give a brief overview of the Carleton Research Data Centre (RDC), explaining what the Carleton RDC is, how researchers can access the Carleton RDC, and why the RDC is such a valuable resource to researchers.

Seminar Moderator:

Dr. Alan Tsang Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science, Carleton University