Occupational Patterns and Intergenerational Mobility of the Jews in Italy

By Eitan F. Sabatello

Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, World Union of Jewish Studies, 1973

The aim of this paper is to outline the characteristic patterns of the occupational evolution of the Jews in Italy during the pesent century and to discern recent occupational trends; it also attempts to point out the main methodological problems of studying occupational mobility within small minorities. Four issues are stressed: (a) the influence of environmental factors - such as socio-economic trends, traditional habits, demographic hehaviour, historical evolution and events on the patterns of an "open" minority (sub-population); (b) the influence of intervening external factors -such as immigration from abroad - which may change the internal structure of the subpopulation; (c) the influence of the differential effect of the above factors on the component sections within the sub-population; (d) thence, the necessity of refining techniques for analysis of the problems mentioned above in order to adjust them to the special conditions and characteristics of the minority groups under investigation.

Topic: Socioeconomic Status, Methodology, Employment, Demography, Jobs

Name of Publication: Papers in Jewish Demography

Editor: DellaPergola, Sergio , Glikson, P , Schmelz, U. O.

Page Number(s): 305-345

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: Italy

Identifier: 76369653

Language: English

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Sabatello, Eitan F. Occupational Patterns and Intergenerational Mobility of the Jews in Italy. Papers in Jewish Demography. Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry,World Union of Jewish Studies. 1973: 305-345. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4341


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