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The Resource Competition in the promised land : black migrants in northern cities and labor markets, Leah Platt Boustan

Competition in the promised land : black migrants in northern cities and labor markets, Leah Platt Boustan

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Competition in the promised land : black migrants in northern cities and labor markets
Title
Competition in the promised land
Title remainder
black migrants in northern cities and labor markets
Statement of responsibility
Leah Platt Boustan
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"From 1940 to 1970, nearly four million black migrants left the American rural South to settle in the industrial cities of the North and West. Competition in the Promised Land provides a comprehensive account of the long-lasting effects of the influx of black workers on labor markets and urban space in receiving areas. Traditionally, the Great Black Migration has been lauded as a path to general black economic progress. Leah Boustan challenges this view, arguing instead that the migration produced winners and losers within the black community. Boustan shows that migrants themselves gained tremendously, more than doubling their earnings by moving North. But these new arrivals competed with existing black workers, limiting black-white wage convergence in Northern labor markets and slowing black economic growth. Furthermore, many white households responded to the black migration by relocating to the suburbs. White flight was motivated not only by neighborhood racial change but also by the desire on the part of white residents to avoid local public services and fiscal obligations in increasingly diverse cities. Employing historical census data and state-of-the-art econometric methods, Competition in the Promised Land revises our understanding of the Great Black Migration and its role in the transformation of American society."--
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Boustan, Leah Platt
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E185.6
  • E185.6
LC item number
  • .B77 2017
  • .B77 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
NBER series on long-term factors in economic development
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Migration, Internal
  • Rural-urban migration
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
Label
Competition in the promised land : black migrants in northern cities and labor markets, Leah Platt Boustan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Black migration from the South in historical context -- Who left the South and how did they fare? -- Competition in northern labor markets -- Black migration, white flight -- Motivations for white flight : the role of fiscal/political interactions -- Black migration, northern cities, and labor markets after 1970
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 197 p.
Isbn
9780691150871
Lccn
2016013428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illus.
System control number
(OCoLC)956583453
Label
Competition in the promised land : black migrants in northern cities and labor markets, Leah Platt Boustan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Black migration from the South in historical context -- Who left the South and how did they fare? -- Competition in northern labor markets -- Black migration, white flight -- Motivations for white flight : the role of fiscal/political interactions -- Black migration, northern cities, and labor markets after 1970
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 197 p.
Isbn
9780691150871
Lccn
2016013428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illus.
System control number
(OCoLC)956583453

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