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A Synthetic Estimate of American Jewish Population Movement Over the Last Three Decades

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Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher(s): Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Ira Rosenwaike

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive


Keywords: American Jews; Demography; Immigration

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In Jewish Population Studies (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1977), 83-102. In this paper an effort will be made to construct annual estimates on births, deaths, and migration for U.S. Jews over three decades utilizing procedures incorporating a combination of available data. These estimates are here termed synthetic since they are based on a set of assumptions and not on hard data as might an intercensal or postcensal time series.