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

Darvish, Tikva
March 1987
Jewish Social Studies;Spring87, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p175
Academic Journal
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.


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