Are Jewish Families Different?

By Andrew Cherlin, Carin Celebuski

William Petschek National Jewish Family Center, May 1982

Using a subsample from the 1972-1980 National Opinion Research Center's General Social Survey, the authors examine differences between Jewish and non-Jewish family patterns. They compare responses to questions given by Jews, white Protestants and white Catholics. The authors find little overall difference between Jewish and non-Jewish families. However, Jews were less likely to have divorced (or separated), had smaller families, and placed a higher value on the autonomy of their children.

Topic: Family, Demography, Scholarship, Academic Research

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Cherlin, Andrew. Celebuski, Carin. Are Jewish Families Different?. William Petschek National Jewish Family Center. May 1982:


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