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Table 22 Changes in South-North migration

From: Immigration and wages: new evidence from the African American Great Migration

   Proportional change Proportional change
   (1940–1960) (1940–1970)
Education group Experience group White Black White Black
Less than 5th grade 6–10 0.10 −0.50 −0.15 −1.00
  11–15 −0.02 0.20 −0.48 −0.75
  16–20 0.58 0.24 −0.19 −0.65
  21–25 0.58 0.11 −0.23 −0.71
  26–30 0.90 0.08 0.33 −0.69
  31–35 0.25 0.14 0.30 −0.58
  36–40 0.98 0.21 1.21 −0.40
5th–8th grade 1–5 2.14 3.05 2.63 5.69
  6–10 0.04 0.13 −0.39 −0.60
  11–15 0.10 0.01 −0.37 −0.61
  16–20 0.25 0.09 −0.34 −0.65
  21–25 0.09 0.20 −0.24 −0.47
  26–30 0.15 0.19 −0.02 −0.37
  31–35 0.62 0.81 0.63 0.33
  36–40 0.83 1.19 0.72 0.78
Some high school 1–5 3.06 1.66 4.62 2.33
  6–10 0.83 1.92 0.70 1.36
  11–15 0.63 1.82 0.46 1.59
  16–20 0.88 2.72 0.59 2.41
  21–25 1.50 3.60 1.22 3.11
  26–30 2.11 4.79 2.58 6.97
  31–35 2.02 4.49 3.60 9.39
  36–40 3.87 5.48 5.94 11.88
High school degree 1–5 1.95 3.04 2.56 4.38
  6–10 1.18 2.29 2.22 4.47
  11–15 1.09 4.62 1.87 11.38
  16–20 1.92 4.34 3.09 9.02
  21–25 3.32 5.32 4.21 6.46
  26–30 3.28 6.31 5.26 16.27
  31–35 2.63 8.73 6.42 14.33
  36–40 2.75 4.20 8.65 8.27
Greater than high school 1–5 1.72 2.64 5.74 6.52
  6–10 1.94 3.54 3.81 8.23
  11–15 1.84 4.60 3.00 8.50
  16–20 2.24 2.71 3.50 6.20
  21–25 1.78 2.34 3.12 4.29
  26–30 1.31 2.19 4.74 4.89
  31–35 1.63 1.76 4.36 4.55
  36–40 1.90 2.35 5.78 4.18