Transition to Jewish Adulthood: Education, Marriage and Fertility

By Calvin Goldscheider, Frances Goldscheider

Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, 1989

In this paper we present a systematic analysis of the relationship between educational attainment, marriage, intermarriage, and fertility, comparing Jews and non-Jews in the High School Class of 1972. These marriage and fertility patterns are analyzed in the context of the extraordinary educational attainment of Jewish young adults in the United States. They demonstrate that there is a continuation of Jewish distinctiveness into the next generation of young adults, despite differences in education and in the relationships between education and family processes. Finally, the authors demonstrate that there will be Jewish demographic continuity in the United States.

Topic: Education, Fertility

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

Volume/Issue: 25

Page Number(s): 113-128

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Goldscheider, Calvin. Goldscheider, Frances. Transition to Jewish Adulthood: Education, Marriage and Fertility. Jewish Population Studies (Papers in Jewish Demography). Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry. 1989: 113-128. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2798


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