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Competition in the Promised Land: Black Migration and Racial Wage Convergence in the North, 1940-1970

Leah Platt Boustan

NBER Working Paper No. 13813
Issued in February 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

I am grateful to Claudia Goldin, Caroline Hoxby, Lawrence Katz and Robert Margo for their advice and support and to Sandra Black, David Clingingsmith, Dora Costa, Carola Frydman, Christopher Jencks, Naomi Lamoreaux, Sarah Reber, Raven Saks and William Sundstrom for helpful conversations. This paper benefited from the suggestions of anonymous referees and seminar participants at UC-Irvine, UCLA and the All-UC Economic History Conference. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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