Cover: Family budget survey of Soviet emigrants in the Soviet Union

Family budget survey of Soviet emigrants in the Soviet Union

Published 1979

by Gur Ofer, Aaron Vinokur, Y. Bar-Chaim

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Preliminary results of a 1976 survey of 1016 families of Soviet immigrants to Israel regarding their economic and social life in the Soviet Union. The survey's main goals were to understand their absorption needs and problems, to study the environment of the Jewish minority in the Soviet Union as compared with the general population, and to project from this data the economic situation of the urban population in the Soviet Union. The paper describes the demographic, social and economic composition of the survey population and compares it with the Soviet Jewish population, and the Soviet urban population. The study provides a breakdown of income and spending patterns by a variety of characteristics--educational, demographic and geographic, and compares them with available statistics on family budgets in the Soviet Union. There are also data on family housing and wealth.

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