NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Shocking Behavior : Random Wealth in Antebellum Georgia and Human Capital Across Generations

Hoyt Bleakley, Joseph P. Ferrie

NBER Working Paper No. 19348
Issued in August 2013

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For comments on early versions, we thank Lou Cain, Greg Clark, Robert Pollack, Chris Roudiez, Rachel Soloveichik, and seminar and conference participants at the NBER Cohort Studies meeting, the Stanford SITE meeting, the University of Washington, the University of Michigan, the University of Chicago, and the Minnesota Population Center and for helpful comments, to Steven Ruggles for access to a preliminary version of the 1850 full-count file. Bleakley gratefully acknowledges research support from the Center on Aging, the Center for Population Economics, the Stigler Center, and the Deans’ Office of the Booth School of Business, all at the University of Chicago. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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