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Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520225619

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520225619.001.0001

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Israeli and Russian Jews

Israeli and Russian Jews

Gendered Perspectives on Settlement and Return Migration

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(p.127) Chapter 7 Israeli and Russian Jews
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Gender and U.S. Immigration
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Steven J. Gold

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520225619.003.0007

This chapter references the literature on gendered settlement preferences. It stresses the importance of comparing the status and employment opportunities of immigrants in the United States with what they might possibly return to in their home countries. One section provides a comparison of two groups of well-educated White middle-class immigrants: Russian Jewish and Israeli Jewish immigrants. The common factor between these two groups is the importance they place on their religious-ethnic identity as Jews. The chapter is able to determine that what these immigrant men and women left back home serves to be crucial in their assessments of their life in the United States.

Keywords:   gendered settlement preferences, employment opportunities, religious-ethnic identity, Russian Jewish, Israeli Jewish

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