The American Jewish Community: Social Science Research and Policy Implications
Publication Date: January 1986
Publisher(s): Scholars Press
Author(s): Calvin Goldscheider
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: American Jews; Demography
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.