The Geographic Distribution of America's Jewish Elderly

By Ira Rosenwaike

Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, 1989

This article draws on 1980 census data to demonstrate that a number of different techniques can be used to measure the geographic distribution of the elderly Jewish population in the United States. The estimates developed here from census data on ancestry and language spoken (in major metropolitan areas) were compared with estimates of persons 65 years and over, based on surveys conducted by Jewish community groups. Close agreement between the data was found; the results also indicate that within a metropolitan area, the age composition of the elderly population may vary strikingly as a result of migration patterns.

Topic: Demography, Aging, Elderly

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

Volume/Issue: 25

Page Number(s): 145-153

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Rosenwaike, Ira. The Geographic Distribution of America's Jewish Elderly. Jewish Population Studies (Papers in Jewish Demography). Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry. 1989: 145-153. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2770


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