Identity and Society

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Cohen, Yinon, Yitchak Haberfeld and Tali Kristal. “Ethnic Gaps in Higher Education among Israeli-Born Jews.” Ethnic and Racial Studies, 30:5 (2007): 896-917.

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Fischer, Shlomo. “Two Patterns of Modernization: An Analysis of the Ethnic Issue in Israel.” Israel Studies Review, 31:1, (2016): 66–85. 

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