Contemporary Jewish Fertility: An Overview
Publication Date: January 1983
Publisher(s): Institute of Contemporary Jewry
Author(s): Sergio DellaPergola
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: World Jews; Demography; Fertility
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.