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The legacies of slavery in and out of Africa

Graziella Bertocchi ()

IZA Journal of Migration and Development, 2016, vol. 5, issue 1, 1-19

Abstract: Abstract The slave trades out of Africa represent one of the most significant forced migration experiences in history. In this paper, I illustrate their long-term consequences on contemporaneous socio-economic outcomes, drawing from my own previous work on the topic and from an extensive review of the available literature. I first consider the influence of the slave trade on the “sending” countries in Africa, with attention to their economic, institutional, demographic, and social implications. Next, I evaluate the consequences of the slave trade on the “receiving” countries in the Americas. Here, I distinguish between the case of Latin America and that of the USA. Overall, I show that the slave trades exert a lasting impact along several contemporaneous socio-economic dimensions and across diverse areas of the world. JEL Classification: J47, J15, O15, N30, P48, Z10

Keywords: Female Labor Force Participation; Slave Trade; Slave Labor; Great Migration; African Slave (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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