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2001 Chilean Social Mobility Survey (ICPSR 35299)

Principal Investigator(s): Torche, Florencia, New York University; Wormald, Guillermo, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile


The 2001 Chilean Social Mobility Survey examined inter-generational and intra-generational mobility in Chile. The data contain information on adult Chilean men's education, migration, current job, first job, social origins (parents' education, occupation, assets and living standards when the respondent was 14 years old), wife/partner, inter-generational transfers, household income and assets, respondent's siblings and focal brother, and respondent's opinions about inequality and determinants of economic well-being. Demographic variables include sex, age, education level, and socio-economic status.

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Study Description


Torche, Florencia, and Guillermo Wormald. 2001 Chilean Social Mobility Survey. ICPSR35299-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-04-20.

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This study was funded by:

  • Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica (Chile) (Proyecto Fondecyt A# 1010474)
  • Ford Foundation

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    education, employment, families, income, living arrangements, property, social inequality, social mobility, socioeconomic status, work

Smallest Geographic Unit:    region

Geographic Coverage:    Chile, Global

Time Period:   

  • 2001

Date of Collection:   

  • 2001-04-16--2001-06-10

Unit of Observation:    individual, household

Universe:    Chilean male population ages 24-69.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

This collection could not be completely processed because there were several variables that had no value labels; it will be updated once new data/documentation become available. Please contact the P.I. of the study for further information.

This collection contains data and documentation in Spanish. This is how it was received by ICPSR.

For additional information regarding this study, please visit the 2001 Chilean Social Mobility Survey Web site.



Sampling design is probabilistic, nationally representative, stratified and multistage. Additional information on sampling can be found at the 2001 Chilean Social Mobility Survey Web site.

Time Method:    Cross-sectional

Weight:    The dataset contains a post-stratification weight variable (WEIGHT) which users may wish to apply during analysis.

Mode of Data Collection:    face-to-face interview

Response Rates:    63 percent


Original ICPSR Release:   2015-04-20

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