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Contemporary Jewish Fertility: An Overview

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Publication Date: January 1983

Publisher(s): Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Sergio DellaPergola

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Population and demographics (Family planning)
Population and demographics (Ethnic and racial groups)

Keywords: World Jews; Demography; Fertility

Type: Report

Abstract:

In Jewish Population Studies 16 (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1981), 215-238. Rather than attempting to find a general explanation of Jewish fertility patterns in the Diaspora and in Israel, we aim at envailing some of their recent dynamics and differentials. We shall focus particularly on various time mechanisms that operate within a general pattern of relatively low fertility, and tend to produce significant differentiation in the family formation behavior of Jews as compared to non-Jews in the same countries, and different Jewish sub-populations.