Mark Tolts

Mark Tolts is a senior research associate in the Division of Jewish Demography and Statistics at the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has written widely on the demography of the Former Soviet Union and on Soviet and post-Soviet Jewry in particular.

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Demography: Soviet Union, the Russian Federation and other Successor States

Marriage and Divorce. Before World War II the Jewish marriage pattern was rather favorable for fertility. In 1939 one half of the Jewish women aged 20–24 and more than 70 percent of those aged 25–44 in the Russian Federation were currently married. However, in 1959, the percentage of currently married Jewish females below the age of 25 was much lower than it had been in pre-war 1939 (Table 1). This may be seen as an indirect indicator of the rise in age at first marriage between the two censuses, for which we have no direct data.

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