Selection and Economic Gains in the Great Migration of African Americans: New Evidence from Linked Census Data
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The authors are grateful for suggestions from Ran Abramitzky, Jeremy Atack, Hoyt Bleakley, Leah Boustan, Robert Margo, Chris Minns, Greg Niemesh, and seminar participants at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt University, European Historical Economics Society Congress (2011), and Economic History Association Meetings (2011). Ye Gu, Greg Niemesh, Tom Markle, Dawn Edwards, and Kiana Jackson have provided excellent research assistance. The Grey and Dornbush Funds at Vanderbilt University and Office of Research at the University of Tennessee have provided generous research support. NSF support (SES 1156085 and 1156057) is gratefully acknowledged. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.