Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Found a nice link:

Distribution of income between states 1929-2003

This goes back to the argument about the contribution of the South to various war efforts. In 1929 State per capita income in the South was less than 1/2 of the state per capita income in the north. The poorest state - South Carolina had per-capita income of $2300 as compared to $9717 for the richest state NY. The next poorest states were: Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. The rest of the former confederate states were all below average in income. This is in addition to the fact that the population of the south was rather small before the huge population boom of the second half of the 20th century. They simply couldn't have contributed much to the war efforts of the 1st half of the 20th century.

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