Joseph P Ferrie

  • 613 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

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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
Language
Endophenotypes
Parents
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Research Output 1985 2018

5 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
Remedies
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

Economy
Economic History
Waves
Immigration
Labor
12 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Human capital
Wealth
Literacy
School attendance
Factors
33 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
Income
Second World War
Schooling
Educational attainment
22 Citations (Scopus)

Typhoid Fever, Water Quality, and Human Capital Formation

Beach, B., Ferrie, J. P., 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
Fever
Human Capital
Water quality
Human capital formation