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Segregated Schools and the Mobility Hypothesis: A Model of Local Government Discrimination

Robert A. Margo

NBER Historical Working Paper No. 17
Issued in October 1990
NBER Program(s):   DAE

Around the turn of the century, Southern blacks lost the right to vote and discrimination against them by local government officials intensified. This paper argues that, in the case of the de jure segregated public schools attended by black children, the ability of Southern blacks to ''vote with their feet" placed limits on local government discrimination.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/h0017

Published: Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 106, No.1, pp.61-73, February 1991.

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