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Intergenerational Mobility

Published in 15/03/2024


IMDS presents a new set of indicators, highlighting an international comparison of intergenerational educational mobility, based on data from the World Bank and OECD.

Intergenerational Educational Mobility - Global Panorama

Maps and graphs on the evolution of Brazil in intergenerational mobility indicators, for the generations from 1940 to 1980. Compare more than 140 countries available on the dashboard, based on data from the World Bank.

Intergenerational Educational Mobility
Brazil compared to developed nations

Brazil’s intergenerational mobility and immobility as compared to countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Compare contemporary mobility indicators from Brazil and those countries, such as intergenerational persistence and upward mobility.


The following panels offer data for the analysis of the paths of social mobility in Brazil, based on themes such as the correlation of schooling between parents and children, access to technology and housing conditions

Is there any correlation between the results children achieve throughout life in terms of education, access to technology, housing conditions, etc., and the level of schooling achieved by their parents? What is the social mobility profile of Brazil? Has there been any change in the mobility trajectory over the years? These and other issues can be analyzed from the indicators provided by the social mobility panels presented herein.

Intergenerational Mobility GENERATIONS: Analysis by decades of children's birth - from 1920 to 1980

The evolution of social mobility of Brazilian generations between the 1920s and 1980s, based on PNAD microdata from 1996 and 2014, is investigated, seeking to observe the relationship between children’s education and that of their fathers, for births in each decade.

Intergenerational Mobility: PNAD 1996

More than 40 socioeconomic indicators allow investigating the intergenerational mobility of people who were between 25 and 65 years of age in 1996.

Intergenerational Mobility: PNAD 2014

More than 50 socioeconomic indicators allow investigating the intergenerational mobility of people who were between 25 and 65 years of age in 2014.

Intergenerational Mobility: a comparison of the results in 1996 and 2014

Data collected in two editions of PNAD, carried out during an eighteen-year interval, permit an analysis of the country’s social mobility at different times.

Intragenerational mobility: a life cycle analysis (1996 and 2014)

A look at two moments in time makes it possible to analyze the intra-generational mobility of the 1950s and 1960s generations: the 1950s generation, in their 40s (in 1996) and in their 60s (in 2014); and the 1960s generation, in their 30s (in 1996) and in their 50s (in 2014).