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A Comparative Profile of Jewish Elderly in South Florida and Israel

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Publication Date: January 1993

Publisher(s): Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Pnina Zadka; Ira M. Sheskin; Henry A. Green

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Population and demographics (Ethnic and racial groups)

Keywords: American Jews; Demography; Elderly

Type: Report

Coverage: Florida Israel


In Jewish Population Studies 25 (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1989), 154-164. The purpose of this study is to compare the elderly Jewish communities of two South Florida counties with the elderly Jewish population of Israel, on a series of demographic, socioeconomic, and "Jewishness" factors. The similarities between the Jewish elderly populations of South Florida and Israel are shown to be more pronounced with increasing age.