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Title:Immigrant Religious Adjustment: An Economic Approach to Jewish Migrations PDF Logo
Authors:Chiswick, Carmel Ullman
Issue Date:2003
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 863
Abstract:An economic theory of immigration and immigrant absorption for a religious minority is developed and applied to Jewish history. Human capital is classified according to whether it is allocative or productive, transferable or location-specific, general or Jewish. Crossclassifying these categories leads to various hypotheses about self-selection among Jewish immigrants and their influence on the Jewish community in their destination. Complementarity between general and Jewish human capital is also discussed as a factor in the development of location-specific Jewish human capital and its corresponding Jewish culture.
Subjects:migration
immigrant adjustment
religion
Judaism
minority ethnic groups
JEL:Z12
N30
J61
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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