Founding fathers versus free-riding children: the case of the Israeli moshav

G. Yair, M. Elbert-Cleiman, A. Cleiman

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Abstract

The Israeli moshavim, small rural communities of smallholders, are currently experiencing a severe social and economic crisis. Examines some of the underlying social causes of this crisis. Contends that the moshav's laws of impartible inheritance have caused conflicts within some of the communities, which prefer large families, with all members living on the farm. The case of the moshav illustrates the connection between national policies and individual communities, and reveals why national policies arise in response to local adaptations. -from Authors

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)433-441
Number of pages9
JournalRural Sociology
Volume53
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1988

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