Intergenerational income mobility in Sweden: A look at the spatial disparities across municipalities

Michelangeli A., Osth J., TÜRK U.

REGIONAL SCIENCE POLICY AND PRACTICE, vol.14, no.4, pp.981-1004, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/rsp3.12452
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Political Science Complete
  • Page Numbers: pp.981-1004
  • Keywords: individual analysis, intergenerational social mobility, multilevel models, municipalities, Sweden, OPPORTUNITY, NEIGHBORHOODS, EARNINGS, EXPOSURE, CHILDREN, TRANSMISSION, INEQUALITY, MIGRATION, GEOGRAPHY, EQUALITY
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: Yes


This paper provides a comprehensive overview of intergenerational income mobility in Sweden. Intergenerational income mobility is considered in both relative and absolute terms, and the analysis is carried out at the individual and municipality level. We use multilevel models to explore the correlation between upward mobility and social, economic and demographic characteristics of cities. We account for a wider set of local characteristics, such as the spatial distribution of income inequality within city and housing affordability that have not been considered by previous studies analysing social mobility in the United States or other European countries.