Immigrants' Genes: Genetic Diversity and Economic Development in the United States

  title={Immigrants' Genes: Genetic Diversity and Economic Development in the United States},
  author={P. Ager and M. Brueckner},
  journal={Economic History eJournal},
  • P. Ager, M. Brueckner
  • Published 2018
  • Economics
  • Economic History eJournal
  • This paper examines the relationship between immigrants' genetic diversity and economic development in the United States during the late nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries, a period commonly referred to as the age of mass migration from Europe to the New World. Our panel model estimates show that during this period, immigrants' genetic diversity is significantly positively correlated with measures of U.S. counties' economic development. There exists also a significant… CONTINUE READING
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