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Automated Census Record Linking: A Machine Learning Approach
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This research has been supported by the NSF-IGERT Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy at Harvard University (Grant No. 0333403). Expand
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Multiple Measures of Historical Intergenerational Mobility: Iowa 1915 to 1940
Was intergenerational economic mobility high in the early twentieth century in the US? Comparisons of mobility across time are complicated by the constraints of the data available. I match fathersExpand
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Intergenerational mobility during the Great Depression
Do severe economic downturns increase intergenerational economic mobility by breaking links between generations, or do they instead reduce mobility by limiting opportunity for the young? To answerExpand
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A Machine Learning Approach to Census Record Linking ∗
Thanks to the availability of new historical census sources and advances in record linking technology, economic historians are becoming big data genealogists. Linking individuals over time andExpand
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How Legislators Respond to Localized Economic Shocks: Evidence from Chinese Import Competition
We explore the effects of localized economic shocks from trade on roll-call behavior and electoral outcomes in the US House, 1990–2010. We demonstrate that economic shocks from Chinese importExpand
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From the Bargaining Table to the Ballot Box: Political Effects of Right to Work Laws
Labor unions directly affect wages, employment, industrial structure, and inequality. But unions also influence the economy and labor market indirectly through their effects on politics, providingExpand
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The Majority-Party Disadvantage: Revising Theories of Legislative Organization
Dominant theories of legislative organization in the U.S. rest on the notion that the majority party arranges legislative matters to enhance its electoral fortunes. Yet, we find little evidence for aExpand
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Automated Linking of Historical Data
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The recent digitization of complete count census data is an extraordinary opportunity for social scientists to create large longitudinal datasets by linking individuals from one census to another or from other sources to the census. Expand
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Who Becomes a Member of Congress? Evidence from De-Anonymized Census Data
We link future members of Congress to the de-anonymized 1940 census to offer a uniquely detailed analysis of how economically unrepresentative American politicians were in the 20th century, and why.Expand
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Capital Destruction and Economic Growth: The Effects of Sherman's March, 1850-1920
Using General William Sherman’s 1864–65 military march through Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina during the American Civil War, this paper studies the effect of capital destruction onExpand
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