Joseph P Ferrie

  • 650 Citations
1985 …2024
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Research Interests

Economic mobility; using data from census manuscripts, passenger ship records, tax lists, and city directories, to compare mobility in Britain, the United States and France from the 1850s to the present; determining the link between early-life circumstances and later life outcomes, and the migrant from rural areas to cities and towns.

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, University of Chicago

… → 1992

Economics, MA, University of Chicago

… → 1987

Economics, BA, Williams College

… → 1983

Research interests

  • American labor markets
  • Economic demography
  • Economic history
  • Historical political economyi

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Occupational mobility Business & Economics
Labor Arts & Humanities
Immigrants Arts & Humanities
Immigration Arts & Humanities
Agriculture Arts & Humanities
Fever Arts & Humanities
Economy Arts & Humanities
Census Arts & Humanities

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Grants 2006 2024

Autistic Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Research Output 1985 2018

7 Citations (Scopus)

Grandfathers Matter(ed): Occupational Mobility Across Three Generations in the US and Britain, 1850–1911

Long, J. & Ferrie, J. P., Jul 1 2018, In : Economic Journal. 128, 612, p. F422-F445

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Occupational mobility
Social mobility
Intergenerational mobility

Immigration in American economic history

Ferrie, J. P., Jan 1 2018, The Oxford Handbook of American Economic History. Oxford University Press, Vol. 1. p. 101-117 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Economic History
15 Citations (Scopus)

Shocking behavior: Random wealth in antebellum Georgia and human capital across generations

Bleakley, H. & Ferrie, J., Aug 1 2016, In : Quarterly Journal of Economics. 131, 3, p. 1455-1495 41 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Human capital
School attendance
40 Citations (Scopus)

The Long-Run impact of cash transfers to poor families

Aizer, A., Eli, S., Ferrie, J. P. & Muney, A. L., Apr 1 2016, In : American Economic Review. 106, 4, p. 935-971 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Cash transfers
Second World War
Educational attainment
23 Citations (Scopus)

Typhoid Fever, Water Quality, and Human Capital Formation

Beach, B., Ferrie, J., Saavedra, M. & Troesken, W., Feb 25 2016, In : Journal of Economic History. 76, 1, p. 41-75 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Water Quality
Human Capital
Water quality
Human capital formation