Were Jews in Interwar Poland More Educated?(2014)
AbstractResearch suggests that Jews have tended to be more educated than non-Jews. We confirm this finding for the case of interwar Poland, but show that it is driven by a composition effect. In particular, most Jews lived in cities and most non-Jews lived in rural areas, and people in cities were more educated than people in villages regardless of their religion. We find that while Jews were more educated than non-Jews in rural Poland, they were less educated than non-Jews in urban Poland.
Citation InformationRan Abramitzky and Hanna Halaburda. 2014. "Were Jews in Interwar Poland More Educated?" Available at: http://works.bepress.com/halaburda/24