Problems and Techniques in Jewish Demography

By Sophia M. Robison

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, June 1949

This piece advocates for the use of Jewish population statistics in order to better determine what kind of programs and facilities are needed for Jewish communities in addition to determining how to carry out plans and programs associated with these needs. The piece acknowledges that current reliance on things like the American Year Book and census track distributions are useful, but they also have limitations in that they do not reflect the full breadth of data that could answer the wide variety of questions related to planning for Jewish communities. The author advocates for combined efforts to administer well-planned surveys as well as validations of the techniques for the sampling process and the creation of a central place where the experience of various communities can be brought together.

Topic: Methodology, Survey, Data, Social Planning, Demography, Scholarship, Academic Research

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol.25/no.4

Page Number(s): 458-471

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Robison, Sophia M. Problems and Techniques in Jewish Demography. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. June 1949: 458-471.


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