Economics Department Research Seminar

Death in the Promised Land: The Great Migration and Black Infant Motality

Abstract: The Great Black Migration from the rural South to the urban North in the first half of the 20th century drastically lowered the health environment of infants. We show that migrating to northern cities increased the likelihood that an infant born to a migrant would die in the first year of life. We find no evidence that differences are driven by migrant selection. Much of this gap is due to residential location in unhealthy neighborhoods within northern cities. Our paper adds to the literature on the costs and benefits of the Great Migration.

Please join the Economics Department for a research seminar.  This event is open to all Case Western Reserve University faculty, Ph.D. students, economic majors and minors, and those interested in economics research.
 
Contact Information:

Teresa Kabat
teresa.kabat@case.edu
216.368.41

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Peter B. Lewis Building
11119 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH 44106-7235
United States
Speaker(s): Katherine Eriksson, Ph.D., U.C. Davis
Sponsored by: Economics Department
Death in the Promised Land

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