Ethnic Identity and the Census: The Case of the American Jewish Population

By Ira Rosenwaike

Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, 1985

In this paper the 1980 census query on ancestry is examined in order to determine whether it can provide proxy data useful to the study of the American Jewish population. It is found that despite the purposeful lack of established statistics some data may be derived, but these are of limited potential utility to researchers and must be viewed with proper caution.

Topic: Demography, Identity Formation

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

Volume/Issue: 19

Page Number(s): 11-22

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Rosenwaike, Ira. Ethnic Identity and the Census: The Case of the American Jewish Population. Jewish Population Studies (Papers in Jewish Demography). Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry. 1985: 11-22. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2769


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