Proletarian Immigrants in Israel, 1948–1961

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This study deals with the factors which determined the odds of Israeli immigrants becoming proletariat during the first decade of statehood. It is suggested that the factors which determine whether immigrants enter the proletariat or not are structural. Immigrants trom lesser‐developed, non‐industrialized countries are more likely than others to become or to remain proletariat. Class positions in the countries of immigration and emigration are compared, and various factors are examined as causes of the proletariat position. Such factors include conditions of production in the country of emigration, level of eduratirin, and year of immigration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-404
Number of pages10
JournalSociological Inquiry
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science


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