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The Social Scientific Study of JewrySources, Approaches, Debates$
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Uzi Rebhun

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199363490

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199363490.001.0001

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Jewish Demography: Fundamentals of the Research Field

Jewish Demography: Fundamentals of the Research Field

Fundamentals of the Research Field

(p.3) Jewish Demography
The Social Scientific Study of Jewry

Sergio DellaPergola

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides an overview of the discipline of world Jewish demography. It discusses the quality of demographic data, the boundaries of the Jewish collective and the scholars involved in Jewish population study in the modern era including Alfred Nossig, Jacob Lestschinsky, and Joseph Jacobs. It also analyzes the social and demographic trends and the causes of demographic changes in two largest Jewish populations in the world, those in the U.S. and Israel.

Keywords:   Jewish demography, Jewish collective, Jewish population study, Alfred Nossig, Jacob Lestschinsky, Joseph Jacobs, demographic trends, United States, Israel

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