Legacies of Loss: The intergenerational outcomes of slaveholder compensation in the British Cape Colony

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Abstract

Can wealth shocks have intergenerational health consequences? We use the partial compensation slaveholders received after the 1834 slave emancipation in the British Cape Colony to measure the intergenerational effects of a wealth loss on longevity. Because the share of partial compensation received was uncorrelated to wealth, we can interpret the results as having a causal influence. We find that a greater loss of slave wealth shortened the lifespans of the generation of slaveholders that experienced the shock and those of their children, but not those of their grandchildren. We speculate on the mechanisms for this intergenerational persistence.

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Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Stellenbosch University
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Ekonomisk historia

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Originalspråkengelska
Antal sidor56
StatusPublished - 2019
PublikationskategoriForskning

Publikationsserier

NamnLund Papers in Economic History. Development Economics
FörlagDepartment of Economic History, Lund University
Nr.2019:197

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