Demography and Jewish Education in the Diaspora: Trends in Jewish School-Age Population and School Enrollment

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

Type: Report


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.