Measuring the Quality of American Jewish Life

By Calvin Goldscheider

Behrman House Publishing, August 1997

The author opines that statistical data on Jewish life captured in social science surveys (such as the National Jewish Population Survey) fails to capture dimensions of the inner experience of modern Jewish life, and that policy planning based on these data alone is limited and insufficient. The author advocates focusing on community-level indicators, rather than individual-level indicators, to help bridge the gap.

Topic: Jewish Identification, Social Issues, Demography, Population Estimate

Name of Publication: American Jewry: Portrait and Prognosis

Editor: Gary, Dorit P. , Gordis, David M.

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: United States

Identifier: ISBN 0874416345

Language: English

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Goldscheider, Calvin. Measuring the Quality of American Jewish Life. American Jewry: Portrait and Prognosis. Behrman House Publishing. August 1997:


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