Mobility and Jewish Affiliation: The Impact of Self-Selection, Disruption, and Destination

Publication Date: January 1983

Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Steven M. Cohen

Research Area: Culture and religion; Population and demographics

Keywords: Demography; Jewish identification; Residential patterns

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Using data from the 1975 Boston Jewish community survey, this paper demonstrates that large-scale residential mobility betokens successful integration into the social mainstream and also tends to reduce the diffusion and intensity of Jewish practice and affiliation.

In Jewish Population Studies 16 (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1981), 421-436.