Isaac Max Rubinow


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(1875–1936) Isaac Max Rubinow used his knowledge of medicine, economics, and social work to lead the American social insurance movement and to contribute to Jewish American welfare programs. Born in Russia, Rubinow came to America in 1893 and graduated from Columbia University in 1895. He received a medical degree from New York University in 1898 and a PhD in political science from Columbia University in 1914. Between 1904 and 1911, Rubinow's major activities were in the field of economics. He worked with the Bureau of Statistics of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Bureau of Labor, and the Bureau of Statistics of the U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor. From 1912 to 1915, he lectured on social insurance at the New York School of Philanthropy. As one of the nation's experts on social insurance, Rubinow often testified at congressional hearings on unemployment.


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