The Impact of the Great Migration on Mortality of African Americans: Evidence from the Deep South.


Journal Article

The Great Migration-the massive migration of African Americans out of the rural South to largely urban locations in the North, Midwest, and West-was a landmark event in U.S. Our paper shows that this migration increased mortality of African Americans born in the early twentieth century South. This inference comes from an analysis that uses proximity of birthplace to railroad lines as an instrument for migration.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Black, DA; Sanders, SG; Taylor, EJ; Taylor, LJ

Published Date

  • February 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 105 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 477 - 503

PubMed ID

  • 26345146

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26345146

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1944-7981

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-8282

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1257/aer.20120642


  • eng