Jews in the American Economy

By Eli Ginzberg

American Jewish Committee (AJC), April 1979

In this address, Ginzberg describes how within four to five generations, the descendants of largely impoverished immigrants from Eastern Europe, without knowledge of English or the ways of the West, were able to create the largest, most affluent, and secure community in the recorded history of the Jewish people. He also describes the future for American Jews, projecting that the relative rate of progress of Jews will be slower and that Jews are poorly located when it comes to the spatial aspects of future economic development. However, Jews will still be at or close to the top of the economic heap as the United States ushers in the twenty-first century.

Topic: Socioeconomic Status, History, Ethnicity, Employment, Jobs

Name of Publication: Our Stake in the Urban Condition: Pertinent Papers

Volume/Issue: 3

Page Number(s): 1--16

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Ginzberg, Eli. Jews in the American Economy. Our Stake in the Urban Condition: Pertinent Papers. American Jewish Committee (AJC). April 1979: 1--16.


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