Sunday, November 20, 2005

Jewish Birthrate

A lengthy article on the Jewish birthrate in Aish via Commentary Mag. :

...As against the overall average of 1.86 children per Jewish woman, an informed estimate gives figures ranging upward from 3.3 children in "modern Orthodox" families to 6.6 in Haredi or "ultra-Orthodox" families to a whopping 7.9 in families of Hasidim. These numbers are, of course, difficult to pin down definitively, but anecdotal evidence is compelling. In a single year, according to a nurse at one hospital in the Lakewood, New Jersey area serving a right-wing Orthodox population, 1,700 babies were born to 5,500 local families, yielding a rate of 358 births per thousand women. (The overall American rate is 65 births per thousand women.)...

posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 1:14 AM

3 Comments:

Anonymous QVC Shopping said...

It must be pointed out that Lakewood has a younger population than the general chareidi community, making the birthrate number artifically high.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Yeshiva Orthodoxy said...

Read the entire article

10:38 AM  
Anonymous QVC said...

I wasn't saying that Orthodox Jews don't have a high birthrate, and Chareidim an even higher one. I was saying that the specific piece of data for Lakewood was flawed.

11:44 AM  

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