Publication Date: January 1989
Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Jewry
Author(s): Uziel O. Schmelz; Sergio DellaPergola
Research Area: Education; Population and demographics
Keywords: Jewish education; World Jews; Demography
In Jewish Population Studies (Jewish Education Worldwide: Cross-Cultural Perspectives), 43-68. This chapter reviews selected quantitative aspects of Diaspora Jewish education in the context of an assessment of basic changes in demographic patterns that have a bearing on the availability of children as pupils in Jewish schools. The overall decline in fertility accounts for the reduction in the size of the Jewish school-age population. The study is based on the results of the first Census of Jewish Schools in the Diaspora.