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Migration and Economic Mobility: Wealth Accumulation and Occupational Change Among Antebellum Migrants and Persisters


  • Herscovici, Steven


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  • Herscovici, Steven, 1998. "Migration and Economic Mobility: Wealth Accumulation and Occupational Change Among Antebellum Migrants and Persisters," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 58(04), pages 927-956, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:jechis:v:58:y:1998:i:04:p:927-956_02

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