Publication Date: October 2008
Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Jewry
Author(s): Paul Ritterband; Steven M. Cohen
Research Area: Culture and religion; Population and demographics
Keywords: American Jews; Fertility
Coverage: United States
In Jewish Population Studies (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1977), 115-141. In this paper the authors address two problems: first the attempt to account for differences in desired family size by religion; second, they examine the routes to group mean desire family size. The research is based upon a secondary analysis of data collected by the National Opinion Research Center in its 1961 study of graduates of American colleges and universities.