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Does upward mobility result in greater well-being? Evidence from a pre-registered study on a large population-based survey

Jackson , Joshua; Hill , Patrick; Cheung , Felix; Jackson, Joshua;
  • Published: 03 Feb 2017
Abstract
Income inequality gained increasing attention in public discourse. Promoting upward mobility is a potential solution to income inequality. The current study tested whether upward mobility predicts greater well-being, whether upward mobility attenuates the negative effects of income inequality, and whether gender differences in upward mobility differentially predict well-being for men and women. Upward mobility was operationalized as changes in income rank across generations for families in the lowest income quartile. In a pre-registered study on 917,331 US workers, results supported neither the main effect of upward mobility nor the moderating role of upward mob...
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Medical Subject Headings: integumentary systemgenetic structures
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