The Making of Modern America : Migratory Flows in the Age of Mass Migration ∗

@inproceedings{Bandiera2010TheMO,
  title={The Making of Modern America : Migratory Flows in the Age of Mass Migration ∗},
  author={Oriana Bandiera and Imran Rasul and Martina G. Viarengo},
  year={2010}
}
We provide new estimates of migrant flows into and out of America during the Age of Mass Migration at the turn of the twentieth century. Our analysis is based on a novel data set of administrative records covering the universe of 24 million migrants who entered Ellis Island, New York between 1892 and 1924. We first use these records to measure inflows into New York, and then scale-up these figures to estimate migrant inflows into America as a whole. Combining these flow estimates with census… CONTINUE READING
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