The Use and Misuse of Distinctive Jewish Names in Research on Jewish Populations
Publication Date: January 1989
Publisher(s): Institute of Contemporary Jewry
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: World Jews; Academic research; Demography
Coverage: Great Britain
In Jewish Population Studies 19 (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1985),1-9. This paper is intended to set out some interesting empirical findings and to highlight some of the difficulties of applying the "Distinctive Jewish Name" (DJN) for Social Research on Jews in Britain. The study involved a variety of methods in order to reach a reliable estimate and map the number of Jews in Greater London in 1984.