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Studies of Jews in Society
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Jews at Work

Their Economic Progress in the American Labor Market

Editors: Chiswick, Barry R (Ed.)

  • A unique conceptual and statistical analysis of the economic progress of American Jews
  • Compares the occupations of Jewish and non-Jewish men in the US from 1890 to 2000
  • Synthesizes implications to explain how Jews have achieved their remarkable success
  • Brings together in one place the research of noted economist Barry R. Chiswick on the topic, with new analyses highlighting the emergent themes
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About this book

This book addresses the educational, occupational, and income progress of Jews in the American labor market. Using theoretical and statistical findings, it compares the experience of American Jews with that of other Americans, from the middle of the 19th century through the 20th and into the early 21st century.

Jews in the United States have been remarkably successful; from peddlers and low-skilled factory workers, clearly near the bottom of the economic ladder, they have, as a community, risen to the top of the economic ladder. The papers included in this volume, all authored or co-authored by Barry Chiswick, address such issues as the English language proficiency, occupational attainment and earnings of Jews, educational and labor market discrimination against Jews, life cycle labor force participation patterns of Jewish women, and historical and methodological issues, among many others. The final chapter analyzes alternative explanations for the consistently high level of educational and economic achievement of American Jewry over the past century and a half.

The chapters in this book also develop and demonstrate the usefulness of alternative techniques for identifying Jews in US Census and survey data where neither religion nor Jewish ethnicity is explicitly identified. This methodology is also applicable to the study of other minority groups in the US and in other countries.

About the authors

Barry R. Chiswick is Professor of Economics and of International Affairs at the George Washington University and a Research Fellow at IZA Institute of Labor Economics and at GLO Global Labor Organization. He is a former Senior Staff Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. He has received numerous honors for his research, including Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa from Lund University (Sweden) a Fulbright Foundation Research Fellowship, the IZA Prize in Labor Economics, the Carleton C. Qualey Article Award from the Immigration History Society, and the Marshall Sklare Award from the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry. His research has been published in journals in Economics, Sociology, History, Demography, Jewish Studies, and Socio-linguistics.

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eBook 85,59 €
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  • Due: June 13, 2020
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-41242-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jews at Work
Book Subtitle
Their Economic Progress in the American Labor Market
Editors
  • Barry R Chiswick
Series Title
Studies of Jews in Society
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-41243-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41243-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-41242-5
Series ISSN
2524-4302
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 379
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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