Identity and Mobility: Historical Fractionalization, Parochial Institutions, and Occupational Choice in the American Midwest", 

Director: Kaivan Munshi
Research Theme: Persistent Disparities in Health and Human Capital
Location: United States of America

Munshi examines the long-term effects of fractionalization arising from parochial institutions in the American Midwest. Individuals born in counties with greater ethnic fractionalization in 1860 are today more likely to participate in institutions such as churches and parochial schools and less likely to select into mobile skilled occupations.