Recent Trends in Jewish Marriage

Publication Date: January 1989

Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Sergio DellaPergola

Research Area: Social conditions

Keywords: World Jews; Family; Demography

Type: Report


In Occasional Papers 1989-07. This paper has dwelt mainly upon the description of selected aspects of recent Jewish marriage trends. Demographically, the data examined consistently point to declines in contemporary Jewish nuptiality. Although conclusions drawn from period measures can only be provisional, based on the available evidence, it seems most likely that future percentages of definitive singlehood connected with non-marriage or with marriage disruption will be higher among Jewish populations than those observed in the past - unless a dramatic reversal in the present trends occurs.