Publication Date: January 1991
Publisher: Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry
Author(s): Evelin L. Lehrer; Carmel Ullman Chiswick
Research Area: Culture and religion; Social conditions
Keywords: Family; Demography; American Jews
Coverage: United States
This paper develops an economic framework for analyzing the relationship between religion and marriage. The economic and demographic implications of religious intermarriage are far-reaching: it is known to be associated with substantially higher rates of marital instability and with lower levels of fertility thereby also influencing female labor supply and investments in child quality.