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Lecture 7: Immigration Lecture 7: Immigration ECN 111B: US Economic History since the ECN 111B: US Economic History since the Civil War Civil War Winter 2010 Winter 2010
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Today’s Program Today’s Program Some immigration facts What did immigrants do after arriving? How did immigrants fare? What was the impact on the US economy?
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KEY Readings for Today’s KEY Readings for Today’s Lecture Lecture Essential reading: Walton and Rockoff 10 th ed. pp. 348-355 Walton and Rockoff 11th ed. pp. 319-326 Atack and Passell pp. 229 – 237
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Large flows were “procyclical” Foreign born are 1/7 of the population 1870-1913 Origins varied: First, NW Europe Not a large impact on wages of natives Immigration: Key Aspects Income growth in Europe cut the flow off Free land was not a big draw for immigrants
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2010 for the course ECN ECN111b taught by Professor Meissner during the Winter '10 term at UC Davis.

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