Factors Behind Intergenerational Occupational Mobility: Evidences From Uttar Pradesh (India)

Chhavi Tiwari

Abstract


This paper investigates the intergenerational occupational mobility as a result of socio-economic background of the individual. It is aimed at examining the factors behind an individual choosing the same occupation of his forefathers. It is done on the three generation information. The study used a household survey data held in Uttar Pradesh. From the sample data, it is shown that 47.8% of the respondent has chosen their parental occupation. The occupational pattern of the three generation has also been revealed which do not show a very different pattern. Thus the study shows the inequality of opportunity available to the individual in choosing their occupation. Further this study uses econometric tools to draw the information about the reason underlying the choice of same occupation. It has been done by Bi-variate logistic regression reporting odds ratios. The result shows that landholding, caste, educational and economic status of the people play a key role in determining intergenerational occupational mobility.

Keywords


Occupation mobility, intergenerational, logistic regression, landholding

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