Fifty Years of Jewish Infant Mortality in Eretz Israel

By Haim S. Halevi

Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, 1977

This report reviews general trends and developments in infant mortality in Israel during the last fifty years. The author argues that these years are worth reviewing and summarizing because of the multiplicity of demographic, economic, cultural and medical factors, the great achievements in lowered infant mortality, and the rapid development of a new nation from a mosaic of small communities of immigrants from all parts of the world. The author argues that Israel- with its unique variability and dynamics in climatological, economic, social, ethnic and cultural environment- affords a special opportunity to observe and follow up the influence of a great variety of factors in infant mortality, and urges the collection and analysis of data specific to population groups for additional years.

Topic: Immigration, Health and Healing, Demography

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

Editor: DellaPergola, Sergio , Glikson, Paul , Schmelz, Uziel

Page Number(s): 179-189

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Halevi, Haim S. Fifty Years of Jewish Infant Mortality in Eretz Israel. Jewish Population Studies (Papers in Jewish Demography). Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry. 1977: 179-189. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3923


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