Statistics of the Jews

American Jewish Committee (AJC), 1920

This 1920 report details statistics about the world's Jewish population prior to WWI with the caveat that, "It was not possible to make allowance for loss of life due to war conditions, but it is reasonable to assume that these losses were counterbalanced by the natural increase of population and by the temporary cessation of emigration." The Jewish population of the world (15.75 million) is broken down by continent and country, and the Jewish population of the United States (3.3 million) is broken down by region, state, and major city. Jewish immigration to the United States (1881-1900, 600,000) and Canada (1901-1919, 76,000) are compared to general immigration and broken down by year and country of origin, with comparisons to Jewish emigration from the U.S. and Canada. As well, a study entitled "Professional Tendencies among Jewish Students in Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools" explores the educational trends among the American Jewish population.

Topic: Immigration, Higher Education, Demography, Population Estimate

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Page Number(s): 361-393

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Genre: Report

Coverage: North America , United States , World

Language: English

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Statistics of the Jews. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC). 1920: 361-393.


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