Ethnic Capital and Intermarriage: A Case Study of American Jews

By Benjamin T. Phillips, Sylvia Barack Fishman

Association for the Sociology of Religion, 2006

We propose a model of ethnicity that integrates existing structure-centered approaches with the concepts of ethnic human and social capital in a soft rational choice theory framework. The usefulness of this approach is tested with respect to intermarriage among American Jews. The inclusion of variables measuring ethnic capital provides a significant increase in explanatory power.

Topic: Intermarriage, Jewish Identification, Marriage

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Phillips, Benjamin T. Fishman, Sylvia Barack. Ethnic Capital and Intermarriage: A Case Study of American Jews. Association for the Sociology of Religion. 2006: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2964


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