ESRU Social Mobility Survey in Mexico, 2006 (ICPSR 35333)

Principal Investigator(s): Torche, Florencia, New York University


The 2006 ESRU Social Mobility Survey in Mexico (SMSM) is the first nationally representative, fully probabilistic survey of inter-generational social mobility in Mexico. The main objective of the ESRU SMSM is to describe and analyze inter-generational socioeconomic mobility in Mexican society. The SMSM is a stratified multistage sample of 7,288 men and women aged 25-64 and living in private residences in Mexico. The survey collects information on the socioeconomic standing of the respondent and his/her spouse or partner, including education, occupation, income, assets, and wealth. It also includes information on the socioeconomic standing of the respondent's and his/her spouse/partner's parents and conditions when they were growing up. Additional topics include: international and domestic migration, health, occupational trajectory, opinions, and attitudes.

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Study Description


Torche, Florencia. ESRU Social Mobility Survey in Mexico, 2006. ICPSR35333-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-06-03.

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This study was funded by:

  • Fundacion Espinosa Rugarcia (Mexico)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    early life conditions, education, employment, households, income, job history, population migration, social mobility, socioeconomic status, wealth

Smallest Geographic Unit:    Area geografica estadistica basica (AGEB)

Geographic Coverage:    Global, Mexico

Time Period:   

  • 2006

Date of Collection:   

  • 2006-10-01--2006-11-19

Unit of Observation:    Individual, Household

Universe:    Non-institutionalized adults ages 25-64 living in Mexico.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

This data collection has been minimally processed by ICPSR due to lack of documentation. It will be updated once new data or documentation are available.

For additional information regarding this study, please visit the Centro de Estudios Espinosa Yglesias (CEEY) Web site.

Additional information may also be found at the 2006 Social Mobility in Mexico Web site.



The Mexican Social Mobility Survey (MSMS) is a nationally representative, fully probabilistic, stratified multistage survey. Additional information on sampling can be found at the Mexican Social Mobility Survey Sample Design Web page.

Time Method:    Cross-sectional

Weight:    The data are not weighted; however, the dataset contains the weight variable PONDE which users may wish to apply during analysis.

Mode of Data Collection:    face-to-face interview

Response Rates:    88 percent


Original ICPSR Release:   2015-06-03

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