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Premarital Experiences and Family Size Expectations of U.S. Jewish Women: Some Exploratory Comparisons

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Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher(s): Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Eitan F. Sabatello

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Population and demographics (Ethnic and racial groups)

Keywords: American Jews; Demography; Gender

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In Jewish Population Studies 19 (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1985), 149-156. This paper deals with aspects of demographic behavior and expectations of never-married Jewish women in the United States. Some explanatory information on entrance into the sexual life of never-married Jewish women is presented. Are young Jewish women, who still have a chance to marry, different from comparable groups of white women in the United States insofar as the critical steps of entrance into sexual life are concerned?