A Current Evaluation of the Effect of Discrimination and Self-Segregation on Jewish Occupational Choice

By Lawrence Bloomgarden

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1962

The author examines the roles of historical factors, religious and cultural predilections, racial and religious bias, and self-segregation in the creation of occupations which Jews seem disproportionately to practice in the United States. Using survey data, he suggests that socioeconomic status factors more strongly in career pursuits than does religious background (i.e. Jewish status), and that while discrimination does exist, it does not completely explain Jewish professional patterns.

Topic: Socioeconomic Status, Civil Rights, Culture, Economy, Prejudice, Discrimination, Higher Education, Study, Professions

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 39/No. 1

Page Number(s): 91-97

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bloomgarden, Lawrence. A Current Evaluation of the Effect of Discrimination and Self-Segregation on Jewish Occupational Choice. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1962: 91-97. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5400


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