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The Ethnic Sub-Economy: Explication and Analysis of a Case Study of the Jews of Montreal

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Publication Date: January 1983

Publisher(s): Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry

Author(s): Morton Weinfeld

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Economics (Economic relations)

Keywords: Canadian Jews; Occupation; Socioeconomic status

Type: Report

Coverage: Canada


In Contemporary Jewry 6/2, 6-25. Many analyses of the economic conditions of minorities contain fragmentary evidence, usually ethnographic, of the presence and use of economic networks operating within a given minority group. This study represents a beginning effort to systematically and quantitatively explicate the concept of the ethnic sub-economy, using the case of the Jews in Montreal.