In this AMCIS Seminar, Karlson will examine black-white differences in intergenerational educational mobility for cohorts born in the U.S. 1915-1984.
Using a novel mobility measure based on relative educational positions, Kristian Karlson compares racial mobility flows across the entire schooling distribution.
He finds widespread equalization among blacks and whites in upward mobility out of the bottom of the schooling distribution, but widespread persistence in black disadvantage in downward mobility out of the top of the schooling distribution. These findings are consistent with a pattern of differentially maintained educational advantage, suggesting a lasting significance of race among well-educated families.
Karlson presents some possible explanations for these findings, and discuss how they relate to black-white differences in intergenerational income mobility.
Kristian Bernt Karlson is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology at the University of Copenhagen. His research covers three themes within the areas of social stratification and quantitative methodology: