Hoisted from the Archives: Twenty Years Ago the Wall Street Journal Was as Bad as It Is Today

Should-See: Santiago Perez: Railroads and the Rural to Urban Transition: Evidence from 19th Century Argentina: "Seminar 211, Economic History: Seminar: Economic History | September 18 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall... http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/econ.html?view=summary&timeframe=range&startdate=2017-08-01&enddate=2017-12-31&filter=Secondary%20Event%20Type&filtersel=1057

...The railroad network in 19th-century Argentina... data following individuals before and after this expansion.... An instrumental variable that takes advantage of the fact that districts along the route of province capitals were more likely to be connected.... Once their district got connected... adults largely remained farmers or farm workers... children moved out of farming toward more modern and higher paying occupations... both local changes in employment structure and increased migration out of rural areas... more pronounced... where the soil was not suitable for agriculture.... Children in connected districts were more likely to be[come] literate...