Accession Number : ADA262306
Title : The Economic Impact of the Immigration of Soviet Jews to Israel.
Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 1991-Apr 1992,
Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Vanderhoff, James
Report Date : Apr 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 34
Abstract : The immigration of a million Soviet Jews to Israel over the next three to five years is likely to have disastrous short-term effects on the Israeli economy. The long-term effects could prove to be a great blessing to the country or an unmitigated disaster. A favorable outcome will depend on how the Israeli government handles the absorption of the Soviet Jews; on making major changes to the nation's socialist economic policies and on changing its hard line stand regarding the occupied territories. Major Issues - The issues concerning the immigration and resettlement of perhaps a million Jews from the former Soviet Union are numerous and affect every aspect of Israeli life. The issues, and the controversies surrounding them, have implications of economic, social and political natures.
Descriptors : *ISRAEL , *USSR , *JEWS , *ECONOMICS , *SOCIALISM , JOBS , HISTORY , INTERNATIONAL TRADE , INFLATION(ECONOMICS) , UNEMPLOYMENT , HOUSING(DWELLINGS) , ABSORPTION , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , POLITICAL SCIENCE , INVESTMENTS
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Government and Political Science
Humanities and History
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE