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Sergio Della Pergola
Sergio Della Pergola
(born Trieste, Italy, September 7, 1942) is an Italian-born Israeli demographer and statistician. He is a professor and demographic expert, specifically in demography and statistics related to the Jewish population.


1 Biography 2 Academic career 3 Awards 4 References 5 External links

Biography[edit] Sergio Della Pergola
Sergio Della Pergola
was born in Trieste
when Italy
was under German occupation. After the war, the family settled in Milan where Della Pergola was an active member of Jewish youth movements and student organizations. [1] He emigrated to Israel
in 1966. He holds an M.A. in political science from the University of Pavia
University of Pavia
and a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
and is a Professor Emeritus of Population Studies at the Hebrew University’s Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, where he was the Institute Chair and Director of the Division of Jewish Demography
and Statistics
and held the Shlomo Argov Chair in Israel-Diaspora Relations.[2] Della Pergola is married to Miriam Toaff and has four children.[3] Academic career[edit] Della Pergola is a specialist on the demography of world Jewry and has published numerous books and over two hundred papers on historical demography, the family, international migration, Jewish identification, and population projections in the Diaspora and in Israel. He has written extensively about demography in Israel
and Palestine. He has lectured at over 70 universities and research centers in Western Europe, North America and Latin America, and served as senior policy consultant to the President of Israel, the Israeli government, the Jerusalem
municipality, and many major national and international organizations. [2] He served on the National Technical Advisory Committee for the 1990 and 2000-01 National Jewish Population Surveys, and on the experts committee of the 2013 Pew Research Center
Pew Research Center
survey of Jewish Americans. He was Visiting Professor at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies in 2002-03, at Brandeis University
Brandeis University
in 2006, at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2009 and at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2010. He is a member of the Yad Vashem Committee for the Righteous of the Nations. [2] Awards[edit] In 1999, Della Pergola won the Marshall Sklare Award for distinguished achievement from the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ) and his award presentation was entitled: "Thoughts of a Jewish Demographer in the Year 2000". In 2013, he was awarded the Michael Landau prize for Migration and Demography. References[edit]

^ "In the future, most Jews will live in Israel" Archived 2011-07-27 at the Wayback Machine. ^ a b c Sergio DellaPergola. "World Jewish Population, 2010". Berman Institute – North American: 59.  ^ Sergio Della Pergola, October 2012

External links[edit]

Official website Sergio Della Pergola
Sergio Della Pergola
vs. the authors of “Voodoo Demographics”

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 111329888 ISNI: 0000 0001 0935 5658 GND: 128917180 SUDOC: 028321251 BNF: cb1201