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Title:Race v. suffrage: The determinants of development in Mississippi PDF Logo
Authors:Bertocchi, Graziella
Dimico, Arcangelo
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6017
Abstract:We investigate the long term determinants of political and economic outcomes over a new data set composed of Mississippi counties. We analyze the effect of disfranchisement on voting registration at the end of the nineteenth century (1896-9), as well as the impact of voting registration on education outcomes at different points in time, namely in 1917 and in the 1950s. Finally, we turn to the determinants of a broad array of development indicators for the year 1960 and for the 1960-2000 period. Our main conclusion is that race, rather than political institutions and education policies, is the main force driving the above outcomes.
Subjects:race
institutions
development
inequality
education
JEL:E25
H52
J15
N31
O11
P16
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-201110263558
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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