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Social Workers’ Parley Told of New Jewish Occupational Council

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Formation of a Jewish Occupational Council to study the problem of economic adjustment for American Jews was announced tonight at the 31st annual National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, being held at the Hotel Statler with the participation of some 500 social workers. The announcement was made by Dr. Albert Abrahamson, Associate Professor of Economics at Bowdoin College, who is on a year’s leave of absence from the college in order to direct the council.

Recovery for the nation at large will not necessarily bring complete recovery to the Jewish community, Dr. Abrahamson said. Readjustment is complicated for a large number of Jews, he declared, by the existence of factors such as specific Jewish occupational fields, brought about by discrimination against Jews in certain other fields.

Dr. Abrahamson’s discussion of recovery from the Jewish viewpoint follower an address by Dr. Louis H. Bean, of the Department of Agriculture, who declared that an eighty billion dollar national income, necessitating a 40 to 50 per cent increase in industrial production, would eliminate unemployment and bring about full recovery.

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