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Segregation and Homeownership in the Early Twentieth Century

Trevon Logan and John Parman ()

American Economic Review, 2017, vol. 107, issue 5, 410-14

Abstract: We use new county-level segregation estimates for the period of 1880 to 1940 to document a general rise in residential segregation in both urban and rural counties occurring alongside rising homeownership rates. However, we find a negative correlation between segregation and homeownership across space for both black and white households. Following Fetter (2013), we show that living in a more segregated county substantially reduced the impact of GI Bill benefits on white homeownership rates, suggesting that segregated locations potentially hindered both white and black homeownership.

JEL-codes: J15 N31 N32 N91 N92 R23 R31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
Note: DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20171081
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