An analysis of social mobility in a village community: The case of a Philippine village

Nobuhiko Fuwa

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We apply transition probabilities and multinomial logit models to analyze household class mobility in a Philippine village. We find that better access to land facilitates accumulation in agriculture. Schooling has positive effects on upward mobility in both agriculture and non-agricultural sectors. Macroeconomic growth has positive effects on upward mobility in non-agricultural sector, and its quantitative effects are large relative to those of household characteristics. We find little indication of farm households being responsive to prices or non-agricultural opportunities. The life-cycle stages have significant effects. A larger number of children have positive effects on accumulation among lower strata but negative effects among upper strata.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-138
Number of pages38
JournalJournal of Policy Modeling
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan
Externally publishedYes



  • Class analysis
  • Economic mobility
  • Household behavior
  • Philippines
  • Social stratification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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