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Regarding birthrates

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Submitted by Anon. (Israel), Jan 2, 2019 at 23:21

I didn't read the actual article so I may be wrong but might it not simply be that as the number of religious people grows, and as their proportion of the population increases, the birthrate of the middle-classes will grow too, simply because a greater proportion of the middle-class is devout?
What I'd like to know is what the birthrates are for secular Jewish people in Israel.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

It's complicated. Best to read the Haivry article at https://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2018/05/israels-demographic-miracle/

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