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The Earnings of American Jewish Men: Human Capital, Denomination and Religiosity


Barry R. Chiswick


University of Illinois at Chicago; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Jidong Huang


University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Economics

September 2006

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2301

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This paper analyzes the determinants of the earnings of American Jewish men using the 2000/01 National Jewish Population Survey. Non-response to the question on earnings is analyzed. Earnings are related to conventional human capital variables, as well as Jewish-specific variables. Except for the size of place and region variables, the standard human capital variables have similar effects for Jews and the general population. Jewish day schooling as a youth enhances earnings. Earnings vary by denomination, with Conservative Jews earning the most. The effect on earnings of religiosity (measured by synagogue attendance) is not monotonic. Earnings are highest for those who attend only once a week.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 35

Keywords: earnings, Jews, religion, denomination

JEL Classification: J31, J15, Z12, C81

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Date posted: September 27, 2006  

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Chiswick, Barry R. and Huang , Jidong, The Earnings of American Jewish Men: Human Capital, Denomination and Religiosity (September 2006). IZA Discussion Paper No. 2301. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=933031

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Barry R. Chiswick (Contact Author)
University of Illinois at Chicago ( email )
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Jidong Huang
University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Economics ( email )
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Chicago, IL 60607-7121
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