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Occupation and Gender: American Jews at the Millennium

Carmel U. Chiswick
Department of Economics
University of Chicago


This paper reviews data from the National Jewish Population Survey 2000/01 on education, labor force participation and occupations for American Jewish men and women. Results are examined for three different definitions of Jews and for non-Jews. The prevalence of two-career couples is documented, and occupations are compared for religiously endogamous and exogamous couples. The paper concludes with an analysis of implications for today’s Jewish community and for future trends.

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