TITLE

The Jewish Minority in Iraq: A Comparative Study of Economic Structure

AUTHOR(S)
Darvish, Tikva
PUB. DATE
March 1987
SOURCE
Jewish Social Studies;Spring87, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p175
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a comparative study of the economic structures of Jewish communities in Iraq shortly before emigration to Israel, to the economic structures of the respective Muslim populations. The study concentrated on the Jewish communities' division into three regions, the extent to which the Jewish communities were similar to one another, and the interregional differences. Results showed that the differences in the major and sub-branch employment rates of the two groups in all three regions, which includes the North, Center and South, were found to be similar. Furthermore, despite substantial regional differences in the level of development, the concentration of other minorities and the educational level of the Jews, the economic profiles of the communities were almost identical.
ACCESSION #
7115888

 

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