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What Jewish Children in Russia Want to Be

June 11, 1924
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An inquiry has been carried out in Odessa among 1,820 children between the ages of 11 and 16, 804 of them Jewish, as to what they want to do when they grow up. 12.5% of the total and 15.3% of the Jews want to be factory workers. 11% of the total and 13.4% of the Jews want to take up medicine, including dentistry and nursing. 13% of the total and 12.3% of the Jews want to be engineers. 14% of the total and 32.4% of the Jews want to be artisans (carpenters, tailors, etc.). 4.4% of the total and 7.2% of the Jews chose the liberal professions. A new career for Jewish children appears to be the Navy, 3.5% of the Jews and 8% of the total wanting to be sailors. 3% of the Jews and 4.6% of the total want to be transport workers (railways, docks, etc.). 24% Jews and 44% of the total decided to be soldiers. 1.9% of the Jews and 2% of the total chose agriculture. 1.6% of the Jews and 0.9% of the total decided for a political career.

Not one of the Jewish children wants to enter business.

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