Review of the Papers Presented - Methodological Aspects

By Gad Nathan

Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, World Union of Jewish Studies, 1973

Collecting data for Jewish demography work poses methodological challenges that vary according to the geography of the study and the resources available to the researcher. Main issues include: degree of coverage (especially with regard to marginal Jews); the degree to which Jews can be accurately identified; the existence of detail necessary for identification and location, for determining household units and for stratification; and costs and practical difficulties in getting and organizing the framework and the differential field costs associated with different frameworks. This paper examines those challenges and discusses the techniques that the researchers, from all over the world, used to address them.

Topic: Methodology, Demography, Scholarship, Fertility, Academic Research

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

Editor: DellaPergola, Sergio , Glikson, P , Schmelz, U. O.

Page Number(s): 23-20

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: World

Identifier: 76369653

Language: English

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Nathan, Gad. Review of the Papers Presented - Methodological Aspects. Jewish Population Studies (Papers in Jewish Demography). Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry,World Union of Jewish Studies. 1973: 23-20.


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