, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 261–273

Patterns of american jewish fertility

  • Sergio DellaPergola

DOI: 10.2307/2061103

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DellaPergola, S. Demography (1980) 17: 261. doi:10.2307/2061103


The 1971 National Jewish Population Survey provides cross-sectional data on achieved fertility, detailed birth histories, and other information on family formation for a countrywide representative sample of 5,303 ever-married women. Cohort analysis shows that—although at lower levels—Jewish fertility has followed the general trends of American population.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergio DellaPergola
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  1. 1.Institute of Contemporary JewryThe Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael