Contraceptive Usage Among American Jewish Families
Publication Date: January 1983
Publisher(s): Institute of Contemporary Jewry
Author(s): Calvin Goldscheider
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: American Jews; Demography; Fertility
Coverage: United States
In Jewish Population Studies 16 (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1981), 239-256. This objective of this paper is to explore one of the mechanisms involved in American Jewish fertility that has not hitherto fore been examined in any depth, contraceptive usage. What are the variations in the type of contraception used among American women? To what extent are Jewish-non-Jewish differences in contraceptive usage related to socio-economic factors or to other uniquely Jewish characteristics.