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Table 1.
Overall income mobility, absolute and relative
  Parents' income quintile 
 N = 4,999 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 All families 
Percentage of Upwardly mobile 74% 56% 42% 20% 0% 35% 
children Higher income & up 4 quintiles 11% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 
 Higher income & up 3 quintiles 20% 12% 0% 0% 0% 5% 
 Higher income & up 2 quintiles 21% 19% 17% 0% 0% 11% 
 Higher income & up 1 quintile 22% 25% 24% 20% 0% 18% 
 Riding the rising tide 8% 18% 17% 15% 9% 13% 
 Higher income but same quintile 8% 18% 17% 15% 9% 14% 
 Falling despite the rising tide 0% 1% 2% 0% 0% 1% 
 Higher income but lower quintile (vulnerable) 0% 1% 2% 0% 0% 1% 
 Status quo 5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 
 Same income & same quintile 5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 
 Vulnerable 13% 4% 6% 10% 23% 12% 
 Lower income but same quintile 13% 4% 6% 10% 23% 12% 
 Downwardly mobile 0 21 33 55 68 38 
 Lower income & down 1 quintile 0% 20% 19% 23% 30% 20% 
 Lower income & down 2 quintiles 0% 0% 13% 14% 19% 10% 
 Lower income & down 3 quintiles 0% 0% 0% 18% 10% 6% 
 Lower income & down 4 quintiles 0% 0% 0% 0% 10% 2% 
  Parents' income quintile 
 N = 4,999 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 All families 
Percentage of Upwardly mobile 74% 56% 42% 20% 0% 35% 
children Higher income & up 4 quintiles 11% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 
 Higher income & up 3 quintiles 20% 12% 0% 0% 0% 5% 
 Higher income & up 2 quintiles 21% 19% 17% 0% 0% 11% 
 Higher income & up 1 quintile 22% 25% 24% 20% 0% 18% 
 Riding the rising tide 8% 18% 17% 15% 9% 13% 
 Higher income but same quintile 8% 18% 17% 15% 9% 14% 
 Falling despite the rising tide 0% 1% 2% 0% 0% 1% 
 Higher income but lower quintile (vulnerable) 0% 1% 2% 0% 0% 1% 
 Status quo 5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 
 Same income & same quintile 5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 
 Vulnerable 13% 4% 6% 10% 23% 12% 
 Lower income but same quintile 13% 4% 6% 10% 23% 12% 
 Downwardly mobile 0 21 33 55 68 38 
 Lower income & down 1 quintile 0% 20% 19% 23% 30% 20% 
 Lower income & down 2 quintiles 0% 0% 13% 14% 19% 10% 
 Lower income & down 3 quintiles 0% 0% 0% 18% 10% 6% 
 Lower income & down 4 quintiles 0% 0% 0% 0% 10% 2% 
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