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World Jewish Population in the 1980s: A Short Outline

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Publication Date: January 1992

Publisher(s): Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Uziel O. Schmelz

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

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

Keywords: Jewish Identification; Population Estimate; Demography; Study

Type: Report


The author outlines the data on world Jewish population in the 1980s. He begins by describing the data sources and the size and geographical distribution of the population. He then presents a picture of the demographic characteristics of Israel and Diaspora Jewries and concludes by offering some demographic projections for both.

In Jewish Population Studies (World Jewish Population: Trends and Policies) vol. 23, pp. 37-52.