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Immigrant Group Size and Political Mobilization: Evidence from European Migration to the United States

Allison Shertzer

NBER Working Paper No. 18827
Issued in February 2013

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Previously circulated as "Immigrant Group Size and Political Mobilization: Evidence from the European Migration." I am grateful for the access to census manuscripts provided by Ancestry.com. Phil Wetzel provided outstanding research assistance. I thank seminar participants at UCLA, the University of Houston, the University of Michigan, Rutgers University, and Northwestern University. I appreciate helpful suggestions from Dora Costa, Leah Boustan, Naomi Lamoreaux, Jeffrey Lewis, Randall Walsh, Werner Troesken, David Albuoy, Paul Rhode, Carolyn Moehling, and Martin Saavedra. I also thank David Ash and the California Center for Population Research for providing computing resources and support, Carlos Villareal and the Center for Population Economics at the University of Chicago for producing the digitized city ward maps, and Martin Brennan and Jean-Francois Richard for their support of the project. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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