Contemporary Trends in Family Formation among the Jews in Russia

By Mark Tolts

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2006

This article examines the severe age-sex imbalance and the increasing incidence of mixed marriage on the basis of the results of the 2002 Russian census. The changing marriage pattern and fertility among the Jews are discussed as reflected in the data of this census and a special processing of the birth certificates of 2002. Contemporary trends in family formation as well as the mass emigration led to changes in the “enlarged” Jewish population, and for their assessment new estimates of its size and structure are prepared.

Topic: Intermarriage, Russian Jews, Family, Marriage, Demography, Fertility

Name of Publication: Jews in Russia and Eastern Europe

Editor: Altshuler, Mordechai

Volume/Issue: No. 2 (57)

Page Number(s): 5-23

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Former Soviet Union (FSU) , Russia

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Tolts, Mark. Contemporary Trends in Family Formation among the Jews in Russia. Jews in Russia and Eastern Europe. Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 2006: 5-23. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13550


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