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Juden und Jüdinnen in Österreich: Ein demografisches und soziales Porträt
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky, Sergio DellaPergola
Date: 10 August 2020

Dieser neue Bericht der European Jewish Demography Unit von JPR ist der erste einer Reihe länderspezifischer Studien und enthält eine eingehende Analyse der Fertilitätsraten, der Daten zur Altersverteilung, der Muster der jüdischen Identität, der Migrations- und Mischehenraten, um die Zukunft des österreichischen Judentums vorherzusagen.


Jews and coronavirus in England and Wales
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky
Date: 22 July 2020

In this paper, JPR Senior Research Fellow Dr Daniel Staetsky outlines our latest thinking on why mortality from COVID-19 among Jews in the UK was uncharacteristically high between March and May 2020, and what factors might stand behind the statistics.


ONS report on COVID-19 mortality rates among religious groups: JPR response
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd, Carli Lessof and Daniel Staetsky
Date: 21 June 2020

A June 2020 report by the UK's Office for National Statistics provided the first serious academic analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on religious minorities in England and Wales. In this short paper, the JPR research team considers the findings and their implications for the Jewish population.


Jews in Austria: a demographic and social portrait
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky, Sergio DellaPergola
Date: 18 June 2020

This new report by JPR's European Jewish Demography Unit is the first in a series of country-specific studies, and presents in-depth analysis of fertility rates, age distribution data, patterns of Jewish identity, migration and intermarriage rates to predict Austrian Jewry’s future.


The Jews of South Africa in 2019: Identity, community, society, demography
Author(s): David Graham
Date: 24 April 2020

A ground-breaking report published in conjunction with the Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Cape Town, containing a detailed demographic assessment of the South African Jewish population and the results of the 2019 Jewish Community Survey of South Africa.


Jews and coronavirus
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky
Date: 31 March 2020

In this short essay, JPR Senior Research Fellow and Director of our European Jewish Demography Unit, Dr Daniel Staetsky, explores why Jews may be rather less vulnerable to coronavirus than average.


Are Jews dying disproportionately from COVID-19?
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd
Date: 29 March 2020

JPR Executive Director, Dr Jonathan Boyd, explores the contention that Jews are dying in disproportionate numbers from COVID-19, and why it may or may not be accurate.


The importance of community during the coronavirus epidemic
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd
Date: 19 March 2020

As the realities of the coronavirus epidemic began to dawn on people everywhere, JPR Executive Director Dr Jonathan Boyd discusses the damage it could have on the Jewish community.


Why European Jewish Demography? A foundation paper
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky, Sergio DellaPergola
Date: 09 July 2019

This paper is the first output of the new European Jewish Demography Unit, set up by JPR to undertake demographic research about Jewish populations across Europe. It describes what Jewish demography is, its purpose and value and outlines the methods and approach it will take.


Young Jewish Europeans: perceptions and experiences of antisemitism - Summary of findings
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd
Date: 05 July 2019

A summary of the findings of our study of young Jewish Europeans, a project commissioned by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), and published in partnership with FRA and the European Commission.