Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20105
Authors: 
Chiswick, Carmel Ullman
Year of Publication: 
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

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