On Changing Marriage and Family Formation Among Jewish Immigrant Communities in Israel: Some Findings and Some Further Problems

By Judah Matras

1973

The author highlights the decline in fertility rates among Israeli Jewish immigrants of Middle Eastern origin as a cause for concern. He looks at such important factors as the place-of-marriage, where he finds differences in the mean number of children born in Israel to women married abroad to the mean numbers born to women who married in Israel. Other factors included age of marriage and the types of communities Jewish immigrants come from, which the author classifies as being traditional, transitional or modern. The author concludes by asserting that vital statistics and the census are not sufficient for completely explaining the fertility and marriage habits of immigrant communities and suggests that future studies can help fill in gaps and improve understanding.

Topic: Marriage, Demography, Fertility

Name of Publication: American Sociological Review

Page Number(s): 265-276

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Genre: Scholarly Journal

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Matras, Judah. On Changing Marriage and Family Formation Among Jewish Immigrant Communities in Israel: Some Findings and Some Further Problems. American Sociological Review. 1973: 265-276. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3860


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