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Jewish Economies: Development and Migration in America and Beyond. Volume 1. The Economic Life of American Jewry by Simon Kuznets

Published By: Edited by Stephanie Lo and E. Glen Weyl. New Brunswick, N.J. and London: Transaction
ISBN: 978-1-4128-4211-2
Date of Publication: 2012

Jewish Economies: Development and Migration in America and Beyond. Volume 2. Comparative Perspectives on Jewish Migration by Simon Kuznets

Published By: Edited by Stephanie Lo and E. Glen Weyl. New Brunswick, N.J. and London: Transaction
ISBN: 978-1-4128-4270-9
Date of Publication: 2012


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Reviewed by: Barry R. Chiswick of George Washington University
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.50.4.1106.r19
Review Pages: 1150-55

Book Review Abstract

Barry R. Chiswick of George Washington University reviews, "Jewish Economies: Development and Migration in America and Beyond. Volume 1. The Economic Life of American Jewry" by Simon Kuznets and "Jewish Economies: Development and Migration in America and Beyond. Volume 2. Comparative Perspectives on Jewish Migration" by Simon Kuznets. The EconLit Abstract of the first reviewed work begins: "Three papers present Simon Kuznets's previously unpublished scholarship on Jewish economic history in the United States. Papers discuss economic structure and life of the Jews; economic structure of the U.S. Jewish population-recent trends; and economic growth of the U.S. Jewish population." The EconLit Abstract of the second reviewed work begins: "Three previously published papers examine Jewish migration. Papers discuss immigration and the foreign born; Israel's economic development; and immigration of Russian Jews to the United States-background and structure. Index."


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Barry R. Chiswick of George Washington University


JEL Classifications

J11: Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts ; General Migration
J15: Economics of Minorities, Races, Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
N31: Economic History: Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Religion, and Wealth: U.S.; Canada: Pre-1913
N32: Economic History: Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Religion, and Wealth: U.S.; Canada: 1913-
R23: Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics: Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population; Neighborhood Characteristics
Z12: Cultural Economics: Religion


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