Contemporary Jewish Fertility: Does Religion Make a Difference?
Publication Date: January 1992
Publisher(s): Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: American Jews; Demography; Fertility
Coverage: United States
In Contemporary Jewry 13, 74-94. Data from the 1990 NJPS are used to examine levels of and trends in Jewish fertility in the United States. Jewish fertility levels continue to be bellow those for all white American women. There are significant differences in fertility within the Jewish population, the Orthodox having substantially more children than other groups. Current fertility levels are perhaps too low to assure long-term population replacement.