Introduction: Israel’s destiny: Fertility and mortality in a divided society

Jona Schellekens, Jon Anson

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In Israeli public discourse, demography is associated more than anything else with the relative size of different ethnic groups, and population forecasts. This is a frustrating view of the subject for many academic demographers, who devote so much of their time in an effort to understand a specific domain of human behavior. Counting the population of Israel and making population forecasts are mostly the task of the Central Bureau of Statistics, but this is only a small and very applied part of demography. Most demographers doing scientific research are far more interested in studying the determinants and implications of demographic behavior than in undertaking technical surveys and forecasts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIsrael's Destiny
Subtitle of host publicationFertility and Mortality in a Divided Society
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781351511308
ISBN (Print)9781412806268
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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