The Impact of Jewish Identification on the Fertility of American Jews

Publication Date: January 1983

Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Rena Cheskis

Research Area: Population and demographics

Keywords: Demography; Jewish identification; Fertility

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Data from the National Jewish Population Study (NJPS) 1970-1971 indicate that the ethnic factor has more bearing on Jewish fertility than the religious factor. The major implication of this for other ethnic and religious subgroups of the population is that ethnicity may be more important than religious identification for determining group behavior at both the between-group and within-group levels of analysis.

In Jewish Population Studies 16 (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1981), 257-268.