The Use and Misuse of Distinctive Jewish Names in Research on Jewish Populations

By Barry Kosmin, Stanley Waterman

Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, 1985

This paper is intended to set out some interesting empirical findings and to highlight some of the difficulties of applying the "Distinctive Jewish Name" (DJN) for Social Research on Jews in Britain. The study involved a variety of methods in order to reach a reliable estimate and map the number of Jews in Greater London in 1984.

Topic: Demography, Scholarship, Academic Research

Name of Publication: Jewish Population Studies (Papers in Jewish Demography)

Volume/Issue: 19

Page Number(s): 1-9

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Great Britain , World

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Kosmin, Barry. Waterman, Stanley. The Use and Misuse of Distinctive Jewish Names in Research on Jewish Populations. Jewish Population Studies (Papers in Jewish Demography). Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry. 1985: 1-9. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2741


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