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Up from Slavery? African American Intergenerational Economic Mobility Since 1880

William J. Collins, Marianne H. Wanamaker

NBER Working Paper No. 23395
Issued in May 2017, Revised in May 2017

---- Acknowledgments ----

NSF support (SES 1156085 and 1156057) is gratefully acknowledged, as are discussant comments from Jeff Biddle and Robert Margo; comments from conference participants at the Southern Economic Association, American Economic Association, and Economic History Association annual meetings; and comments from seminar participants at Auburn University, Florida State University, the Oxford-Warwick-LSE Workshop, Queen’s University, Tulane University, University of Arizona, UCLA, UC-Merced, University of Colorado, University of Michigan, University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, and Vanderbilt University. Ye Gu, Dinan Liang, Bryson Lype, Shea Sabin, Jim Teal and Mason Reasner provided excellent research assistance. The Grey and Dornbush gifts at Vanderbilt University and Office of Research at the University of Tennessee have provided research support. Richard Sutch provided insight regarding the 1880 census. Collins is the Terence E. Adderley Jr. Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University and Research Associate of the NBER. Wanamaker is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Tennessee, a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and Faculty Research Fellow of the NBER. 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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