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The Resource Competition in the Promised Land

Competition in the Promised Land

Label
Competition in the Promised Land
Title
Competition in the Promised Land
Creator
Subject
Genre
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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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Boustan, Leah Platt
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
National Bureau of Economic Research Publications
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Migration, Internal
  • Rural-urban migration
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Labor
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / General
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Migration, Internal
  • Rural-urban migration
  • United States
Label
Competition in the Promised Land
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5: Motivations for White Flight: The Role of Fiscal/Political Interactions
  • Epilogue: Black Migration, Northern Cities, and Labor Markets after 1970
  • References
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Black Migration from the South in Historical Context
  • Chapter 2: Who Left the South and How Did They Fare?
  • Chapter 3: Competition in Northern Labor Markets
  • Chapter 4: Black Migration, White Flight
Control code
ocn960041084
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400882977
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
958664
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960041084
Label
Competition in the Promised Land
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5: Motivations for White Flight: The Role of Fiscal/Political Interactions
  • Epilogue: Black Migration, Northern Cities, and Labor Markets after 1970
  • References
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Black Migration from the South in Historical Context
  • Chapter 2: Who Left the South and How Did They Fare?
  • Chapter 3: Competition in Northern Labor Markets
  • Chapter 4: Black Migration, White Flight
Control code
ocn960041084
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400882977
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
958664
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960041084

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