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Acute disadvantage: Where are the needs greatest?
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd, Carli Lessof and David Graham
Date: 28 October 2020

JPR’s COVID-19 survey examines the effects of the pandemic on the lives of Jews across the UK. In this third paper looking at the findings, we investigate its economic impact, with a particular emphasis on Jewish households showing signs of significant financial stress.


Jews in Europe at the turn of the Millennium: Population trends and estimates
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky, Sergio DellaPergola
Date: 21 October 2020

A landmark study containing a thorough and up-to-date analysis of demographic trends among Jews in Europe, and latest Jewish population counts across the continent. Written by the world’s leading scholars on the subject and published by JPR’s European Jewish Demography Unit.


Hidden effects: The mental health of the UK’s Jewish population during the COVID-19 pandemic
Author(s): David Graham, Carli Lessof and Jonathan Boyd
Date: 05 October 2020

JPR’s COVID-19 survey examines the effects of the pandemic on the lives of Jews across the UK. In this report, the second in the series, we look at how the coronavirus outbreak has impacted on the mental health of the Jewish population.


Renew our days as of old: Will we go back to Jewish activities and events?
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd, Carli Lessof and David Graham
Date: 22 September 2020

JPR’s COVID-19 survey examines the effects of the pandemic on the lives of Jews across the UK. In the first of a series of short papers examining the findings, this report looks at how comfortable Jews feel about returning to in-person Jewish activities and events.


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.


Juden und Jüdinnen in Österreich: Ein demografisches und soziales Porträt
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky, Sergio DellaPergola
Date: 18 June 2020

Dieser Bericht ist der erste einer Reihe länderspezifischer Studien und enthält eine eingehende Analyse der Fruchtbarkeitsraten, der Altersverteilungsdaten, der Muster jüdischer Identität, der Migration und der gemischten Heiratsraten, um die Zukunft des österreichischen Judentums vorherzusagen.


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.