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Prospecting the Jewish Future: Population Projections 2000-2080

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Publication Date: January 2000

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Sergio DellaPergola; Uzi Rebhun; Mark Tolts

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Population and demographics (Ethnic and racial groups)

Keywords: World Jews; Demography

Type: Report

Abstract:

This study articulates different scenarios for the development of Jewish population worldwide up to the year 2080. The results are presented in full awareness that forecasting, in demography, tends to underestimate the range of possible developments. Slow and gradual trends occasionally clash with sudden braking points. Therefore, our approach extends over time the path of trends presently observed, allowing for change within the limits of what currently appears to be a reasonable range of variation.