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World Jewish Population, 1988

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Publication Date: January 1990

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Sergio DellaPergola; 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; Demography; Population Estimate; Study

Type: Report


This article presents updates, for the end of 1988, on the population of world Jewry. The population estimates given below reflect a prolonged and ongoing effort to study scientifically the demography of contemporary world Jewry. Data collection and comparative research have benefited from the collaboration of scholars and institutions in many countries, including replies to direct inquiries regarding current estimates. The 1988 estimates were compiled in 1989. By now, a new round of decennial population censuses is underway throughout the countries of the world.

In American Jewish Yearbook 1990, pp.514-532.