ERIC Number: ED099446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
The Study of Poverty in the Jewish Community, City of New York.
Rosenshein, Joel; Ribner, Sol
Poverty in New York City has been studied but never the specific problem of the Jewish minority groupings. The present study was geared towards presenting the incidences of poverty within the Jewish population in New York City and in presenting the beginning sociological picture of poverty among Jews. The study went through three phases. A first attempt was made at building a questionnaire and trying to do an in-depth study of limited numbers of families. This was only partially completed due to the difficulty of hiring enough personnel. The results of the study done indicated that Jewish poverty is indeed as pervasive as non-Jewish poverty, and the Jewish poor were not benefitting from the money invested in the Office of Economic Opportunity to help the poor of the City. This sociological questionnaire also pointed out some of the differences between Jewish poor and non-Jewish poor and leads to other research questions which beg further research. The second part of the study dealt with looking at the total numbers of Jewish poor in New York City by use of the national census data, and indicated that there are at least 167,000 Jews below the poverty line and 280,000 below the 6,000 dollar line. The third phase of the study addressed the question of budgeting for a kosher Jewish family, and the larger amount of food needs in terms of cost this entails. This aspect of the study was only partially begun. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Community Surveys, Economically Disadvantaged, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Stereotypes, Family Financial Resources, Family Problems, Field Interviews, Jews, Minority Groups, Poverty, Research Methodology, Sociology, Urban Population
Hassidic Corporation for Urban Concerns, 1510 Elm Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11230 (Free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hassidic Corp. for Urban Concerns, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York; New York (New York)