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Mobility and Jewish Affiliation: The Impact of Self-Selection, Disruption, and Destination

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Publication Date: January 1983

Publisher(s): Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Steven M. Cohen

Series: Jewish Population Studies 16 (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1981), 421-436.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Multiculturalism and cultural relations)
Population and demographics (Ethnic and racial groups)

Keywords: Demography; Jewish identification; Residential patterns

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Using data from the 1975 Boston Jewish community survey, this paper demonstrates that large-scale residential mobility betokens successful integration into the social mainstream and also tends to reduce the diffusion and intensity of Jewish practice and affiliation.

In Jewish Population Studies 16 (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1981), 421-436.