Ethnic Integration in Israel
A Comparative Case Study of Moroccan Brothers Who Settled in France and Israel
This study addresses the problem of ethnic stratification in Israel. It is a cross-cultural study based on matched brothers who emigrated from Morocco — one to France, one to Israel. It probes whether the under-achievement of an ethnic minority — the Moroccan Jews — is society-specific or not.
The results include a cross-cultural documentation of the relationship existing among immigrants between occupational success and national identification, the effect of two different social structures on children's school achievements, and the discovery of a vulnerable age effect for children who emigrate. The authors use for the first time a multivariate technique proposed by James S. Coleman for estimating the degree to which a matching procedure is satisfactory.
Introduction / Occupation and Income / Housing / Children's Education / Social Integration / Policies of Absorption: A Look at the Receiving End / The Second Generation: Values and Attitudes / The Second Generation: Social Integration / To Remain or To Leave / An Overview / Appendix / References