Estimating Jewish Population from Jewish Births

By Saul Kaplan

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Summer 1966

The author presents results of a Jewish population study of Cook County, Illinois, which was based on a rate of Jewish birth (based on self-reporting of mothers in hospitals) divided by assumed Jewish birth rates. This method is likely to have low rates of both Type I and Type II errors, he contends. Using data from this study, the author discusses Cook County's Jewish estimated birth rate, distribution by area, and implications for future Jewish population both in Cook county and elsewhere.

Topic: Children, Demography, Study, Population Estimate

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 42/No. 4

Page Number(s): 336-340

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Illinois

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Kaplan, Saul. Estimating Jewish Population from Jewish Births. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Summer 1966: 336-340. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4994


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