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Use of Multiplicity Rules in Surveys of Jewish Populations

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Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher(s): Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Sidney Goldstein; Monroe G. Sirken

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Population and demographics (Ethnic and racial groups)

Keywords: Academic research; Demography; American Jews

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In Jewish Population Studies (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1973), 47-57. In this paper, the authors discuss a methodological innovation that was introduced into the National Jewish Population Survey in order to improve the reliability of the vital statistics that will be derived from the survey. The innovation represents the first application of a multiplicity design to a national household survey of population change.