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Nativity, Generation and Jewish Fertility

Calvin Goldscheider
Sociological Analysis
Vol. 26, No. 3 (Autumn, 1965), pp. 137-147
Published by: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.2307/3710101
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3710101
Page Count: 11
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Nativity, Generation and Jewish Fertility
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Abstract

Although one of the most consistent findings of recent fertility studies is the lower fertility of Jewish couples, no data have been available for the analysis of Jewish fertility trends and differentials. This paper, based on data obtained from a random sample of 1603 Jewish households in the Providence metropolitan area, is concerned with changes in the nativity differential in Jewish fertility. Data presented clearly show that fertility differences between foreign-born and native-born Jewish couples have diminished for recent age-generational groupings. Furthermore, a degree of fertility homogenization has taken place for native-born Jewish couples irrespective of the distance from their immigrant forebears.

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