Premarital Experiences and Family Size Expectations of U.S. Jewish Women: Some Exploratory Comparisons


Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Eitan F. Sabatello

Research Area: Population and demographics

Keywords: American Jews; Demography; Gender

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In Jewish Population Studies 19 (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1985), 149-156. This paper deals with aspects of demographic behavior and expectations of never-married Jewish women in the United States. Some explanatory information on entrance into the sexual life of never-married Jewish women is presented. Are young Jewish women, who still have a chance to marry, different from comparable groups of white women in the United States insofar as the critical steps of entrance into sexual life are concerned?