10576 Social Gaps and Inequality in Israel 1

Credits: 6 advanced credits in Sociology & Anthropology

Prerequisites: 36 credits, including Introduction to Sociology and Trends in Israeli Society. Students must also fulfill all English requirements and take bibliographic instruction in the Library.

Recommended: Introduction to Quantitative Research I: Principles and Design, Introduction to Quantitative Research II: Statistical Analysis, Introduction to Statistics for Students of Social Sciences I, Israel: The First Decade

The course is based on a collection of articles edited by Moshe Lissak and Netta Ha-Ilan.

Social gaps and inequality develop in every society. They shift in the course of political, economic, demographic and ideological changes to create a complex image of stratification. Sociologists who follow these processes and study social stratification in Israel examine this issue from various perspectives which underscore its complexity. The course examines topics that are vital to the understanding of stratification in Israel through studies that explore economic inequality, employment distribution, social mobility and the geographic, gender, national and ethnic aspects of social gaps.

1Students may write a seminar paper in this course, although it is not required.

There is some overlap in the content of this and other courses. For details, see Overlapping Courses.