© 2013

Palestinians in the Israeli Labor Market

A Multi-disciplinary Approach

  • Editors
  • Nabil Khattab
  • Sami Miaari

Part of the Middle East Today book series (MIET)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Sami Miaari, Nabil Khattab
      Pages 1-7
  3. The Persistence of Ethnic Penalties

  4. The Changing Nature of Female Employment and Its Consequences

  5. Segregation Matters

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 263-275

About this book


Bringing together important contributions from leading Israeli Jewish and Palestinian scholars, this comprehensive and multi-disciplinary volume addresses the most recent developments and outcomes of the labor market integration of the Palestinian minority inside Israel.


employment gender Integration labor market Nation nature occupations participation Segregation women

About the authors

Nabil Khattab, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and University of Bristol, UK Sami Miaari, University of Tel-Aviv, Israel Haya Stier, Tel Aviv University, Israel Michael Shalev, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Noah Lewin-Epstein, Tel-Aviv University, Israel Vered Kraus, University of Haifa, Israel Yuval Yonay, University of Haifa, Israel Rassem Khamaisi, University of Haifa, Israel Alexandra Kalev, Tel Aviv University, Israel Khaled Abu Asbah, Beit Berl and Al-Qasemi Academic Colleges, Israel Ilan Shdema, Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research, Tel Aviv University, Israel Amit Lazarus, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Talya Steiner, Israeli Democracy Institute (IDI) and Harvard Law School, USA Muhammad Abu-Nasrah, Massar Institute for Social Research Erez Marantz, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Bibliographic information


'Ten original research articles . . . provide a contemporary picture of not only the work of Palestinian Israeli citizens, but also the dual Israeli economy and labor market, one Jewish and one Arab . . . . Geography, economics, law, and sociology are brought together to describe and provide a detailed understanding of a situation the authors challenge . . . Recommended.' - Choice

"Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this important volume fills a gap in knowledge about Palestinian citizens in the Israeli labor market. Original chapters provide detailed analysis of economic integration and the regional processes involved, while the volume as a whole offers a useful overview. Recommended for scholars, students, and policy makers interested in ethnicity, labor market issues, and minority-majority relations." - Anthony Heath, University of Oxford, UK

"Nabil Khattab and Sami Miaari have assembled a multi-disciplinary team to systematically examine the inequalities between Jews and Palestinians in the Israeli labor market. The result is a multi-faceted volume, which provides an economic account of a racially divided country and offers insight into the sources of advantage and disadvantage." - Tariq Modood, Director, University Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, University of Bristol, UK

"This is an valuable book that sheds new light on the diverse and unequal labor market experience of an important and under-researched minority, the Palestinian citizens of Israel. It will be of great interests to labor economists and sociologists as well as readers of Isreal/Palestine." - Leila Farsakh, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA