נישואין הומוגמיים בהשכלה בקרב האוכלוסייה הערבית-פלסטינית בישראל

Translated title of the contribution: Homogamy in Marriage by Education among the Palestinian Population in Israel

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

The current article examines how educational attainment of Palestinian women in Israel is associated with their likelihood of entering into homogamy marriage, and the extent to which this likelihood has changed over time. Numerous studies from Western societies indicated that homogamy increased among the most educated and the less educated spouses. Studies from societies in transition, where women improved their educational attainment while patriarchal norms still exist, have received little scholarly attention. This study is based on data obtained from the population censuses conducted by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics in 1983, 1995 and 2008. The results suggest that homogamy among less educated has decreased, and homogamy among educated women did not significantly increase. The results show that educated women may face a 'marriage squeeze', preferring to marry downward than remaining single. The findings probably reflect structural changes in Palestinian-Israeli society that have taken place over the years and the fact that in recent years, women's education has surpassed that of men, while the traditional social context continues to shape gender relations
Translated title of the contributionHomogamy in Marriage by Education among the Palestinian Population in Israel
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)92-119
Number of pages28
Journalסוציולוגיה ישראלית: כתב-עת לחקר החברה הישראלית
Volume19
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 2017

IHP publications

  • ihp
  • Education
  • Marriage
  • Mate selection
  • Palestinian Arabs -- Israel -- Social conditions
  • Women, Arab

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Homogamy in Marriage by Education among the Palestinian Population in Israel'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this