By Jerome A. Chanes.
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The variables compared are HDI change in each of the two time intervals, and Jewish population change in the same periods. Here the findings appear more complex and perhaps somewhat more contradictory. 0 HDI % Change 1990–2005 Figure 8. Jewish population change by HDI change, West vs. East Europe, 1970–1990 and 1990–2008 Balkans, between 1970 and 1989 the relationship between life quality and changes in Jewish population size is not clear, if at all existing. The same relationship becomes instead quite striking between 1990 and 2008.
The latter is in turn affected by the number of births in previous years, by international migration, and to some extent in contemporary societies also 8 See the monumental work of Leitenberg, 2005. See also DellaPergola, 1989: 303–336. 28 sergio dellapergola Table 5. Metropolitan areas in Europe with largest core Jewish populations, 2008 Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 6 Most metropolitan areas include extended inhabited territory and several municipal authorities around central city.
This makes for 240 pupils. Assume about half of all the local Jewish children are enrolled in the Jewish school, and the other half go to public or other private schools. This makes for a total of 480 Jewish schoolgoing children aged 6 to 17. Assume, as in real communities at this 34 sergio dellapergola time in European countries that because of the low birth rate of the recent past the 6–17 age segment constitutes about 10–15 percent of the total Jewish population. The resulting total Jewish population would be comprised between 3200 and 4800 people—or an average estimate of about 4000.
A Primer on the American Jewish Community 3rd Ed. by Jerome A. Chanes.