The Center for the Study of Wealth and Inequality is pleased to present a talk by
Department of Sociology
University of Haifa
“Displaced and Segregated: The Socio-economic Status of the Second Generation of Internally Displaced Palestinians in Israel”
Thursday, October 4, 2018
509 Knox Hall
This study investigates the effects of displacement on the socio-economic status of second-generation internally displaced Palestinians (IDPs) in Israel. The results show that second-generation IDPs and non-displaced Palestinians do not differ in their educational and occupational attainment, but displaced households have higher rates of poverty and poorer housing conditions than non-displaced households. We find that the relationship between displacement and the prime indicators of social mobility—education and jobs—was weakened by three factors: extreme spatial segregation between Palestinians and Jews, the concentration of disadvantage among IDPs within the host communities, which were Palestinian spaces, and a high level of dependence on resources concentrated in Jewish spaces among all Palestinians, not just IDPs. These three conditions, however, did not eliminate gaps in assets and land ownership between IDPs and non-IDPs, which, we argue, contribute to higher poverty rates among displaced households.
Dr. Ameed Saabneh is a faculty member at the Department of Sociology at the University of Haifa. Saabneh's research focuses on social stratification, inequalities in health and mortality, demographic methods as well as the sociology of the Palestinians. Dr Saabneh received his Phd in demography and sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013.