Evaluation of Jewish Population Estimates

By Uziel Schmelz

American Jewish Committee (AJC), 1969

The author evaluates the population estimates published annually in the American Jewish Year Book (AJYB). He states that these estimates are crucial for the efficient running and planning of communal administration and services. In his evaluation, the author emphasizes the broad aspects viewed on a global scale. In order to substantiate certain points in the evaluation, it is preceded by a short account of population dynamics among the Jews. He then considers a number of problems concerning the quality of available estimates. Finally, he reviews the objective difficulties and offers some constructive suggestions.


Topic: Methodology, Jewish Identification, Census, Demography

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Page Number(s): 273-288

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Genre: Report

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Schmelz, Uziel. Evaluation of Jewish Population Estimates. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC). 1969: 273-288. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1753


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