A Comparative Profile of Jewish Elderly in South Florida and Israel

By Henry Green, Pnina Zadka, Ira M. Sheskin

Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, 1989

The purpose of this study is to compare the elderly Jewish communities of two south Florida counties with the elderly Jewish population of Israel. The authors do this by isolating a series of demographic, socioeconomic, and "Jewishness" factors. The results indicate significant differences, as well as similarities that tend to be more pronounced with increasing age. An important social service implication of these data is the realization that social service programs that may be successful in one geographic environment may not be successful in another because of the significant demographic differences extant between areas.

Topic: Jewish Identification, Demography, Aging, Elderly

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

Volume/Issue: 25

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Green, Henry. Zadka, Pnina. Sheskin, Ira M. A Comparative Profile of Jewish Elderly in South Florida and Israel. Jewish Population Studies (Papers in Jewish Demography). Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry. 1989: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=656


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