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The American Jewish Community: Social Science Research and Policy Implications

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Publication Date: January 1986

Publisher(s): Scholars Press

Author(s): Calvin Goldscheider

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Population and demographics (Ethnic and racial groups)
Social conditions (Social values)

Keywords: American Jews; Demography

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The first part of this paper is a concise overview of the sociology and demography of the American Jewish community. The second part of the paper outlines a series of policy orientations and issues. It is the premise of this paper that the specification of policies for a community requires fundamental knowledge about its population, social and economic resources, political and institutional organization, its cultural life, attitudes and values.