Economics and Statistics Report (No. 540) – November 16, 2023

The latest issue of “Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics,” published on November 16, 2023, delves into crucial economic analyses. Here are the key highlights from this edition:

1. Intergenerational Income Mobility in France:

  • The report explores the intergenerational income mobility of individuals, specifically comparing the relative positions of young adults aged 27 to 30 with those of their parents.
  • Using fiscal data from the Permanent Demographic Sample, the study finds a correlation coefficient of 0.25 between the income ranks of 29-year-olds and their parents.
  • Notably, among the 20% of young adults whose parents were in the lowest income bracket, 12% have moved into the top 20%. This rate is reported to be higher than in the United States and Italy but lower than in Nordic countries.
  • Factors influencing upward mobility include parents with high capital income, higher education, immigrant status, geographic mobility, and residence in Île-de-France during the child’s majority. Conversely, lower mobility is associated with female gender, single-parent families, parents in working-class occupations, and residence in Hauts-de-France.

2. Other Articles:

  • “Do Offshoring Still Plays a Role in the Decline of Industrial Employment?” by Camille Beaurepaire and Victor Lavialle.
  • “Public Aid and Performance of Globalized Companies” by Flora Bellone, Catherine Laffineur, and Sophie Pommet.
  • “Brexit and Agricultural and Food Exports from Brittany” by Angela Cheptea, Marilyne Huchet, and Lucile Henry.