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Read, Jen'nan Ghazal; Oselin, Sharon – American Sociological Review, 2008
Education is weakly related to employment for some groups of U.S. women. As such, it may be less of a resource for reducing gender inequality than commonly believed. Drawing on ethnographic field notes and in-depth interviews with Arab Americans, we recast the motivations and consequences of female education in terms of cultural schemas and…
Descriptors: Employment, Females, Arabs, North Americans
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Shavit, Yossi; Pierce, Jennifer L. – American Sociological Review, 1991
Examines the relationship between number of siblings and educational attainment for Ashkenazy and Oriental Jews and Muslim Arabs living in Israel. For both Jewish groups, the number of siblings has a negative effect on educational attainment, but not for the Muslim Arabs, who rely on the support of extended family relationships. (CJS)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Extended Family
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Shavit, Yossi – American Sociological Review, 1990
Explores the pattern of Arab-Israeli men attending postsecondary schools at higher rates than Oriental Jews in Israel. Tests and corroborates the explanation that Arabs benefit from a separate, predominantly college preparatory school system, while Oriental Jews must compete with European-origin Jews and are disproportionately tracked into…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Educational Discrimination, Educational Status Comparison, Ethnic Discrimination
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Semyonov, Moshe; Cohen, Yinon – American Sociological Review, 1990
Studies Jews and Arabs in Israel to determine whether members of superordinate ethnic groups gain or lose from labor market discrimination against workers of a subordinate ethnic group. Finds that economic discrimination against Arabs benefits Jewish workers at the top of the social system more than those at the bottom. (AF)
Descriptors: Economic Opportunities, Economic Status, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethnic Discrimination
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Semyonov, Moshe – American Sociological Review, 1988
Examination of the effect of local labor market segregation on socioeconomic inequality between Jews and Arabs in Israel reveals that the rules by which minority members raise their socioeconomic status and the magnitude of disadvantages that superordinate groups force on minority groups vary considerably across bi-ethnic and mono-ethnic labor…
Descriptors: Arabs, Differences, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethnic Bias