Slavery and Subsequent Intergenerational Mobility in the United States

@inproceedings{Dalton2017SlaveryAS,
  title={Slavery and Subsequent Intergenerational Mobility in the United States},
  author={John T. Dalton and Tin Cheuk Leung},
  year={2017}
}
Research has shown that historical levels of slavery have an adverse impact on contemporary economic development in the U.S., including income inequality and education. This paper assesses the relationship between slavery and intergenerational mobility, both in the past and at present. We first use the IPUMS Linked Representative Samples between 1860-1910 to show two things: 1) intergenerational mobility is lower in slave states versus free states and 2) the black-white difference in mobility… CONTINUE READING

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