Are Jewish Families Different?

By Carin Celebuski, Andrew J. Cherlin

American Jewish Committee (AJC), May 1982

At the basis of this research is the question of whether the Jewish family is different from the average American family. The prevailing opinion is that the Jewish family is indeed different and it is thus portrayed by a set of stereotypes. While the differences between American Jewish families and non-Jewish families would seem from this investigation to be more modest than most assume, the findings regarding child-rearing corroborate the perception reflected in literary and scholarly works that Jewish families invest a great amount of time, effort and money in aiding their children's advancement, and take special pride in their achievements.

Topic: Stereotypes, Parenthood, Culture, Family, Scholarship, Academic Research

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Identifier: ISBN 0-87495-043-0

Language: English

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Celebuski, Carin. Cherlin, Andrew J. Are Jewish Families Different?. American Jewish Committee (AJC). May 1982:


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