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Kfar Shalem — A Study of a Slum Area / כפר שלם — דמותה של שכונת עוני

אברהם נדד and A. Nadad
Megamot / מגמות
Vol. ז‎', No. 1 (טבת תשט"ז / ינואר 1956), pp. 5-40
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23641857
Page Count: 36
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Kfar Shalem — A Study of a Slum Area / כפר שלם — דמותה של שכונת עוני
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Abstract

This paper contains the summary of a study carried out by the Szold Institute with the financial cooperation of the Department of Community Organization of the Ministry of Welfare, the Tel Aviv Municipality, the Ministry of Health and the Centre for the Prevention of Tuberculosis. The aim of the study was to examine the dynamic processes operating in the social and economic structure of a slum area. Research included the total population of one neighbourhood on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, and was based on observation, interviews with the key men of the community, and detailed questionnaires administered on a house-to-house basis to all the families. The following phenomena disclosed by the study are noteworthy: The age structure of the population is abnormal (there is a relatively high percentage of old persons). The new immigrants settled in the area have suffered a considerable loss of social status in their new occupations. The educational level of the youth is above that of the parents' generation but the vocational level has not improved and the youngsters are not trained for productive work. Numerous social services operate in the neighbourhood, but they have no common programme of rehabilitation, and consequently their influence as a factor promoting the welfare of the community is not felt as it could be. Several elements conducive to the emergence of waywardness and delinquency are active in the area.

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