Jewish Poverty: Measurement Problems

By Jack S. Cohen

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Spring 1973

The author discusses problems inherent in measuring Jewish poverty rates, especially problems relating to the precise definitions of poverty and of basic needs. He discusses two methods: distribution estimates and the market basket approach. He explores problems facing each method and posits requirements for constructing a useful market basket approach that takes specific Jewish cultural and religious needs into account in addition to the universal basic needs.

Topic: Methodology, Social Services, Poverty, Social Issues, Demography, Religion

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 49/No. 3

Page Number(s): 210-213

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Jack S. Jewish Poverty: Measurement Problems. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1973: 210-213. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4521


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