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dc.contributor.authorBertocchi, Graziellaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDimico, Arcangeloen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T07:58:04Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T07:58:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201201104129-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58925-
dc.description.abstractWe study the evolution of racial educational inequality across US states from 1940 to 2000. We show that throughout this period, despite evidence of convergence, the racial gap in attainment between blacks and whites has been persistently determined by the initial gap. We obtain these results with 2SLS estimates where slavery is used as an instrument for the initial gap. The excludability of slavery is preliminarily established by instrumenting it with the share of disembarked slaves from the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Using the same approach we also find that income growth is negatively affected by the initial racial gap in education and that slavery affects growth indirectly through this channel.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit |x6192en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.jelI24en_US
dc.subject.jelN31en_US
dc.subject.jelO11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordraceen_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordeducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordslaveryen_US
dc.subject.keyworddevelopmenten_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Gruppeen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Ungleichheiten_US
dc.subject.stwSklavereien_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleThe evolution of the racial gap in education and the legacy of slaveryen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn697266613en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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