The American Jewish Family: What We Know, What We Need to Know
Publication Date: January 2002
Publisher(s): Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry
Author(s): Linda J. Waite
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: American Jews; Family; Marriage
Coverage: United States
In Contemporary Jewry 23, 35-63. This paper reviews what we know about Jewish families in contemporary America. It examines the extent to which adults live in families, their marital status, and their experience with divorce and cohabitation. The paper reviews what we know about the processes that create the Jewish family: marriage, divorce and childbearing and synthesizes what we know about intermarriage.