American Jewish Demography: Inconsistencies that Challenge


Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Sidney Goldstein

Research Area: Population and demographics

Keywords: American Jews

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In Jewish Population Studies 19 (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1985), 23-42. This paper raises the major problems and needs of Jewish demographic studies in the United States. In particular by calling attention to some of the inconsistencies that characterize recent research and sometimes the conclusions of the same researcher at different times. The paper hopes to stimulate the efforts to achieve higher quality and greater standardization in community studies.