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Who Left the South and How Did They Fare?

Leah Platt Boustan

in Competition in the Promised Land: Black Migrants in Northern Cities and Labor Markets

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691150871
eISBN:
9781400882977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150871.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter shows that, for the southern blacks, migration is a route to economic advancement. To do so, the chapter first investigates the family background of black migrants leaving the South, ... More


Finland: Firm Factors in Wages and Wage Changes

Roope Uusitalo and Juhana Vartiainen

in The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470504
eISBN:
9780226470511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470511.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter reports an econometric analysis of the wage structure in Finnish manufacturing industries. It attempts to illustrate how the last ten years have meant a gradual increase in the ... More


Five Countries: The United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, China, and India

Francis Teal

in The Poor and the Plutocrats: From the poorest of the poor to the richest of the rich

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198870142
eISBN:
9780191912979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870142.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter is framed by a citation for the Oxfam report released in February 2017 in which it was claimed that ‘eight billionaires own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who form the poorest ... More


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