Resource title

Immigrant Religious Adjustment: An Economic Approach to Jewish Migrations

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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.

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Carmel Ullman Chiswick

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eng

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text/html

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http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20105

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