Demographic and Financial Modeling of the US Jewish Population

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Proposal Description:

This ongoing project has three components. (1) Assist with refinement of a model of the demographic and denominational make up of the US Jewish community and its evolution over time. Conduct sensitivity analyses of this model to help identify potential policy intervention targets. (2) Work on putting together data set of finances of Jewish communal institutions. (3) Work on financial analyses of Jewish primary and secondary schools. The project will introduce the RA to a number of interesting areas including demography and the finances of non-profit institutions.

Requisite Skills and Qualifications:

Attention to detail. Good MS-Excel skills. Basic statistical knowledge. The more computer skills the better as there will be an opportunity to create customized user interfaces for analysis. Familiarity with the GuideStar database is an advantage. Familiarity/Literacy about the US Jewish community is a big plus.