,,,,,,,Sources of Jewish Population Data: Present and Future

Sources of Jewish Population Data: Present and Future


Publication Date: January 1992

Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Sergio DellaPergola; Uziel O. Schmelz; Barry A. Kosmin; Alice Goldstein; Michel Louis Levy; Bruce A. Phillips; Steven Huberman; Peter Friedman

Research Area: Population and demographics; Social conditions

Keywords: World Jews; Demography; Academic research

Type: Report


The article present the opinion of several academics regarding what should be done or is done in order to ensure the availability of statistical data on Jewish populations. Main issues raised are: what is the right type of research the Jewish community should be financing; how the cooperation between researchers and planners should look like; what are the pros and cons of diverse methodologies of data gathering. References to the U.S., French, British and Israeli Jewish communities are presented together with a preliminary inventory of Jewish population data for countries with more than 1000 Jews.