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Jewish Demography: Facts, Outlook, Challenges

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Publication Date: January 2003

Publisher(s): Jewish People Policy Planning Institute

Author(s): Sergio DellaPergola

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Population and demographics (Demography and census)

Keywords: Demography; Jewish Identification; World Jews; Academic Research

Type: Report


The author argues that strategic build-up of demographic patterns among world Jewry calls for urgent assessment, policy formulations and well-considered decision-making aimed at reversing or moderating negative trends, and stimulating positive development. Main issues for policy evaluation and intervention touch upon Jewish identification, family patterns, socioeconomic change and the implications of demography for Israel's standing in a prolonged situation of military and political conflict.