The Local Geographic Origins of Russian-Jewish Immigrants, Circa 1900

Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 465

42 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2006

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Joel Perlmann

Bard College - The Levy Economics Institute

Date Written: August 2006

Abstract

This working paper concerns the local origins of Russian-Jewish immigrants to the United States, circa 1900. New evidence is drawn from a large random sample of Russian-Jewish immigrant arrivals in the United States. It provides information on origins not merely by large regions, or even by the provinces of the Pale of Settlement (where nearly all Russian Jews lived), some 25 in number; rather, most analysis is conducted in terms of some 230 districts that made up the administrative subdivisions of provinces. The sample evidence is coordinated with district-level data from the detailed publications of the 1897 Census of the Russian Empire. Finally, all of this evidence has been entered into digitized maps.

Keywords: Migration, economic history, economics of races

JEL Classification: J15, N30, N33

Suggested Citation

Perlmann, Joel, The Local Geographic Origins of Russian-Jewish Immigrants, Circa 1900 (August 2006). Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 465. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=922120 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.922120

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