Identity and Identification of Jewish Baby Boomers

Publication Date: January 2003

Publisher: Brill Books

Author(s): Chaim I. Waxman

Research Area: Culture and religion; Social conditions

Keywords: American Jews; Birth cohorts; Demography

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The chapter reports some of the major findings of the author's research on American Jewish baby boomers. Based on the 1990 NJPS their patterns of behavior are analyzed and compared with Protestant and Catholic baby boomers, as well as baby boomers from other ethnic groups. A further comparison with pre-World War two generation and the younger generation of American Jews are presented.