Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/55092
Authors: 
Bertocchi, Graziella
Dimico, Arcangelo
Year of Publication: 
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: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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