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Data and Code for: Discrimination and the Returns to Cultural Assimilation in the Age of Mass Migration

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Abramitzky, Ran (Stanford University)
  • Boustan, Leah (Princeton University)
  • Eriksson, Katherine (UC Davis)
  • Hao, Stephanie (Princeton University)
Publication Date
2020-08-26
Description
  • Abstract

    We document that, in the early twentieth century, children of immigrants who were given more-foreign first names completed fewer years of schooling, earned less, and married less assimilated spouses. However, we find few differences in the adult outcomes of brothers with more/less foreign-sounding first names. This pattern suggests that the negative association between ethnic names and adult outcomes in this era does not stem from discrimination on the basis of first names but instead reflects household differences associated with cultural assimilation. We cannot rule out discrimination on the basis of other ethnic cues.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1920-01-01 / 1940-12-31
    Time Period: Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1920--Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1940
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Availability
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Relations
  • Is version of
    DOI: 10.3886/E120710
Publications
  • Abramitzky, Ran, Leah Boustan, Katherine Eriksson, and Stephanie Hao. “Discrimination and the Returns to Cultural Assimilation in the Age of Mass Migration.” AEA Papers and Proceedings 110 (May 2020): 340–46. https://doi.org/10.1257/pandp.20201090.
    • ID: 10.1257/pandp.20201090 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-08-27 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-08-27

Abramitzky, Ran; Boustan, Leah; Eriksson, Katherine; Hao, Stephanie (2020): Data and Code for: Discrimination and the Returns to Cultural Assimilation in the Age of Mass Migration. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E120710V1