Pablo A. Mitnik 📨    CV

Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University


Welcome. You can find here some of my papers as well as associated software and ancillary files.

 

PAPERS

Mitnik, Pablo. Forthcoming. “Intergenerational Income Elasticities, Instrumental Variable Estimation, and Bracketing Strategies.” Sociological Methodology. [First published online January, 2020; scheduled for publication in print in volume 50, 2020.]

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Online Appendices

Stata packages igesetci, igeset, and igeintb. Alternatively, if using Stata version 13 or later, do “net install program_name, all from(https://web.stanford.edu/~pmitnik/program_name/)” from within Stata to install the program. The data files for running the examples in the help files will be copied into Stata’s current directory. Read here if the latter approach does not work and you would like to fix the problem.

2019 Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality Working Paper and Appendices.

2017 Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality Working Paper, including Appendices.

 

Mitnik, Pablo and David Grusky. Forthcoming. “The Intergenerational Elasticity of What? The Case for Redefining the Workhorse Measure of Economic Mobility.” Sociological Methodology. [First published online January, 2020; scheduled for publication in print in volume 50, 2020.]

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Online Appendices

2017 Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality Working Paper, including Appendices. (Equations [19] and [20] were corrected for typos in March 2019.)

 

Mitnik, Pablo, Victoria Bryant, and Michael Weber. 2019. “The Intergenerational Transmission of Family-Income Advantages in the United States.” Sociological Science 6(15): 380-415.

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2018 Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality Working Paper and Appendices.

 

Mitnik, Pablo. 2019. “Estimating the Intergenerational Elasticity of Expected Income with Short-Run Income Measures: A Generalized Error-in-Variables Model.” Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality Working Paper.

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Appendix

2017 Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality Working Paper including Appendix.

 

Mitnik, Pablo, Victoria Bryant, and David Grusky. 2018. “A Very Uneven Playing Field: Economic Mobility in the United States.” Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality Working Paper.

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Appendices

 

Mitnik, Pablo. 2018. “Cross-National and Temporal Variation in the Intergenerational Elasticity of Expected Income: A Theoretical Analysis.” Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality Working Paper.

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Paper (Discussion around Equation [11] was corrected for typos in August 2019.)

 

Mitnik, Pablo and Erin Cumberworth. Forthcoming. “Measuring Social Class with Changing Occupational Classifications: Reliability, Competing Measurement Strategies, and the 1970-1980 U.S. Classification Divide.”  Sociological Methods and Research. [First published online June, 2018].

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Stata package kanom. Alternatively, do “ssc install kanom” from within Stata

2016 Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality Working Paper.

 

Mitnik, Pablo. 2018. “New Mobility Policies in the Post-Fordist Economy: Low-Wage Work, Intragenerational Mobility and Distributive Justice.”

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Paper (update in progress, available soon)

 

Mitnik, Pablo. 2018. “Two-Sample Estimation of the Intergenerational Elasticity of Expected Income: The IGETWOS Command.” Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality Working Paper.

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Stata package igetwos. Alternatively, if using Stata version 13 or later, do “net install igetwos, all from(https://web.stanford.edu/~pmitnik/igetwos/)” from within Stata to install the program. The data file for running the examples in the help file will be copied into Stata’s current directory. Read here if the latter approach does not work and you would like to fix the problem.

 

Mitnik, Pablo. 2017. Estimators of the Intergenerational Elasticity of Expected Income: A Tutorial.” Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality Working Paper. Updated September 2018.

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Ancillary files

Note: This tutorial’s approach for carrying out statistical inference when the IGE of the expectation is set estimated (rather than point estimated) in the one-sample context, and the associated software, have been superseded by the approach and software introduced in the following paper (which is available above):

Mitnik, Pablo. Forthcoming. “Intergenerational Income Elasticities, Instrumental Variable Estimation, and Bracketing Strategies.” Sociological Methodology.

 

Mitnik, Pablo. 2017. “Two-Sample Estimation of the Intergenerational Elasticity of Expected Income.” Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality Working Paper.

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Mitnik, Pablo. 2017. “"Person-Weighted" versus "Dollar-Weighted": A Flawed Characterization of Two Intergenerational Income Elasticities.” Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality Working Paper.

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Mitnik, Pablo, Erin Cumberworth and David Grusky. 2016. “Social Mobility in a High Inequality Regime,” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 663(1):140-184.

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2013 Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality Working Paper.

 

Mitnik, Pablo, Victoria Bryant, Michael Weber, and David Grusky. 2015. New Estimates of Intergenerational Economic Mobility Using Administrative Data. Statistics of Income Division, Internal Revenue Service.

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Mitnik, Pablo and David Grusky. 2015. Economic Mobility in the United States. New York: The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Russell Sage Foundation.

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Mitnik, Pablo. 2013. “New Properties of the Kumaraswamy Distribution,” Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods 42(5):741-755.

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Mitnik, Pablo and Sunyoung Baek. 2013. “The Kumaraswamy Distribution: Median-Dispersion Re-Parameterizations for Regression Modeling and Simulation-Based Estimation,” Statistical Papers 54(1):177-192. 

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Mitnik, Pablo and Jessica Halpern-Finnerty. 2010. “Immigration and Local Governments: Inclusionary Local Policies in the Era of State Rescaling.”  In Taking Local Control: Immigration Policy Activism in the U.S. Cities and States, edited by Monica Varsanyi.  Stanford: Stanford University Press.

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Supplementary table

 

Mitnik, Pablo. 2009. “Low-Wage Work in the United States: Basic Facts, Welfare Consequences and Intragenerational Upward Mobility,” Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality Working Paper.

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Mitnik, Pablo, Jessica Halpern-Finnerty and Mathew Vidal. 2008. Cities and Immigration: Local Policies for Immigrant-Friendly Cities. Madison: Center on Wisconsin Strategy, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Mitnik, Pablo. 2007. Cities and Jobs: Local Strategies for Improving Job Quality and Access. Madison: Center on Wisconsin Strategy, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Mitnik, Pablo and Matthew Zeidenberg. 2007. From Bad to Good Jobs? An Analysis of the Prospects for Career Ladders in the Service Industries. Madison: Center on Wisconsin Strategy, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Pablo A. Mitnik

Social Science Research Scholar

Center on Poverty and Inequality

Stanford University

450 Serra Mall

Building 370, Room 212

Stanford, CA 94305-2029

Phone: 650 724 3889