The legend describes upward
mobility, defined as the expected national education rank of a son born
to a father in the bottom half of the parent education distribution (mu-0-50).
This map presents the geographical distribution of upward
mobility across neighborhoods in Delhi. The measure of upward
mobility describes the expected national education rank of a son born to a
father in the bottom half of the parent education
distribution. All ranks are relative to the national education
distribution. (At this time, there is no data available to run this
analysis with income ranks, so we use education, which is a close
proxy for income and consumption.)
A value of 25 means that a child born into the bottom half of the
parent rank distribution will make no relative upward progress in
his lifetime---their parents were on average at the 25th
percentile of the rank distribution, and they can expect the same
outcome for themselves. A value of 50 implies total equality of
opportunity: children's outcomes are not dependent on the social
rank of their parents.
For comparison, using similar data, we estimate upward mobility
to be about 47 in Denmark, and 40 in the United States.