Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/169290
Authors: 
Mariotti, Francesco
Mumford, Karen
Pena-Boquete, Yolanda
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Migration [ISSN:] 2193-9039 [Volume:] 6 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 1-18
Abstract: 
The slave trades out of Africa represent one of the most significant forced migration experiences in history. In this paper, I illustrate their long-term consequences on contemporaneous socio-economic outcomes, drawing from my own previous work on the topic and from an extensive review of the available literature. I first consider the influence of the slave trade on the 'sending' countries in Africa, with attention to their economic, institutional, demographic, and social implications. Next, I evaluate the consequences of the slave trade on the 'receiving' countries in the Americas. Here, I distinguish between the case of Latin America and that of the USA. Overall, I show that the slave trades exert a lasting impact along several contemporaneous socio-economic dimensions and across diverse areas of the world.
Subjects: 
Colocation
Tied-mover
Urbanisation
Migration
Power couples
JEL: 
J3
J7
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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