Between the Census and the Poll-Tax: the Jewish Population of Crown Poland during the 18th Century

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Abstract

Uses the 1764-65 census of the Jewish population in Poland and Jewish poll tax data for 1717-64 to reconstruct Jewish settlement in Poland in the 18th century. Each source, especially the census, has its limitations, but using them in combination permits the most accurate picture of the Jewish population. The author describes the two sources in detail, lists all the Jewish communities and fiscal units by region, and gives figures for tax paid, tax potential, and number of persons by fiscal unit.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)101-123
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of European Economic History
Volume36
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2007

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