Publication Date: January 2006
Publisher: Association for the Sociology of Religion
Author(s): Laurence A. Kotler-Berkowitz; Charles Kadushin
Research Area: Culture and religion; Social conditions
Keywords: Fundraising/Philanthropy; Jewish organization; American Jews
Coverage: United States
In: Sociology of Religion 67/4, 465-485. The article employs data from the 2000-01 NJPS to examine how informal social networks and formal organizational memberships among American Jews are related to philanthropic behavior, religious observance, attitudes toward Israel, and political party identification. A concluding discussion offers the hypothesis about the differential effects, linking the explanatory power of networks to the institutional embeddednes of the dependent variables.
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