US Inequality Data
Impact of the Great Migration on police spending from 1920-2012. Figure from Derenoncourt (2021) "Can you move to opportunity? Evidence from the Great Migration."
Public Finance and Neighborhoods Database, 1920-2015
A database of historical and contemporary characteristics of urban, non-southern commuting zones in the US. Topics include
Neighborhood and social characteristics
Political and cultural characteristics
Incarceration and crime
Download here. Full documentation coming soon.
Intergenerational mobility curves by race and region, 2015
Can you move to opportunity? Evidence from the Great Migration
Racial inequality in the labor market, 1950-2017
Bureau of Labor Statistics Industry Wage Reports: digitized data for laundries, hotels, restaurants & nursing homes (.dta), schools (.dta), and hospitals (.dta) by gender, area, region & occupation, and average wages data for both industries covered in 1938 and 1967 (.dta)
Complete raw data: March CPS, U.S. decennial censuses, BLS industry wage reports, CPI-U-RS series, minimum wage databases, etc. (.html)
Complete data, programs, tables, figures & tex files: Working Paper, main and appendix tables and figures, raw and output data & programs (.html)