On Morphological Gender and Case-Marking in Hasidic Yiddish: Initial Evidence from the Stamford Hill Hasidim
Topics: Main Topic: Demography and Migration, Demography, Education, Ageing and the Elderly, Censuses
Abstract: The data of the recent post-Soviet censuses show that the sizable educational difference among the three Slavic countries persisted after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. According to the 2002 Russian census, 61.1 percent of the Jews aged 20 and over had attained higher education; for Russian Jews this percentage was higher by 1.2 and 1.5 times than for those in Ukraine and Belarus, respectively. Among younger Jews who remained in the Russian Federation I found a decrease in educational attainments as compared with older cohorts. The highest educational attainments were of Jews who received their degrees mostly in the Soviet period. Sizable differences were also found in the levels of aging and education within the Jewries of these countries.