Gender and American Jews

Patterns in Work, Education, and Family in Contemporary Life

Harriet Hartman and Moshe Hartman

In Gender and American Jews, Harriet Hartman and Moshe Hartman interpret the results of the two most recent National Jewish Population Surveys. Building on their critical work in Gender Equality and American Jews (1996), and drawing on relevant sociological work on gender, religion, and secular achievement, this new book brings their analysis of gendered patterns in contemporary Jewish life right to the present moment. The first part of the book examines the distinctiveness of American Jews in terms of family behavior, labor-force patterns, and educational and occupational attainment. The second investigates the interrelationships between “Jewishness” and religious, economic, and family behavior, including intermarriage. Deploying an engaging assortment of charts and graphs and a rigorous grasp of statistics, the Hartmans provide a multifaceted portrait of a multidimensional population.

Paper: $29.95 | E-book: $25.95
ISBN-13: 9781584657569
Pages: 312 | Size: 6 in. x 9 in.
Date Published: August 1, 2009

About the Author

Moshe Hartman

Moshe Hartman is a retired Professor of Sociology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

Harriet Hartman

Harriet Hartman is Professor Emerita of Sociology, Rowan University, and former President of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry.

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