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Daniel Parmer, PhD Daniel Parmer
Associate Research Scientist

Daniel Parmer is an associate research scientist at the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and is a 2008/09 Mandell L. Berman Steinhardt Social Research Institute Fellow.

Daniel is the Book Review Editor for Contemporary Jewry, the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry’s academic journal.

He received a dual MA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Jewish Professional Leadership at Brandeis University and his PhD from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

He is primarily involved with research on the American Jewish Population Project at the Steinhardt Social Research Institute. His research interests include socio-demography, gender, and the family.

Daniel is author of the book chapter “What’s Love Got to Do With It? Marriage and Non-Marriage Among Jewish Young Adults” in Love, Marriage, and Jewish Families: Paradoxes of a Social Revolution (ed. Sylvia Barack Fishman). He is co-author of several articles including “Living on the Edge: Economic Insecurity Among Jewish Households in Greater Rhode Island (2013) and "Matrilineal Ascent/Patrilineal Descent: The Gender Imbalance in American Jewish Life (2008)." He is also co-author of many socio-demographic studies including “American Jewish Population Estimates: 2012”, the 2005 Boston Jewish Community Study, and the 2008 Berkshire Jewish Community Study. His dissertation is titled "Choosing Marriage in a Period of Decline: The Role of Homogeneity, Religion, and Social Networks in the Marriage Market Among Jewish Young Adults."