Rosshandler Bulletin Series

Left behind: Declining higher education levels among the Haredim

In sharp contrast to conventional wisdom – and to other populations in Israel, which are characterized by increasing education levels over time – Haredi men and women today are less educated than their parent’s generation.

Low productivity: A systemic problem across Israel’s economy

Not only is labor productivity in Israel very low in comparison to the developed world, it is also very low in four of the country’s five primary business sectors.

Is there a doctor (or nurse) in the house?

Israel’s healthcare system is characterized by an exceptionally low supply of nurses and an insufficient number of both nursing school and medical school candidates.  Some actions have been taken in recent years to reverse these trends and it remains to be seen if these will be sufficient.

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Recent Publications

A Decade Without a Housing Policy: How the Government Withdrew Support for Housing and the Social Protests of Summer 2011

In the past decade the government has pursued a policy of withdrawing from the housing market. The government’s reluctance to be involved in the housing market has taken a heavy toll on several levels. It has harmed the planning vision of the National Outline Plan (NOP 35), widened the gap between the geographic center and the periphery, increased prices and inflation, which ultimately resulted in the Bank of Israel’s intervention in the mortgage market, and finally, led to frustration and bitterness amongst wide portions of the population.

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A Picture of the Nation 2014

With short, user-friendly and thought-provoking text and figures this short publication gives insight into the Israeli economy and society – past, present and future.

From: PeriodicalsPublicationsSocial-Economic Review

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Taub Center Events

“What’s Happening?”

An evening focused on Israel’s most important socioeconomic issues
We invite you to a unique event, made possible through the collaboration of Wize and the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel. The date of the event will be announced shortly.


Featured Publication

State of the Nation Report – Society, Economy and Policy 2013

From: Periodicals 23 Nov 2013

This year’s annual State of the Nation Report 2013 is now available on-line.


Data Sets

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The center presents to the public electronic data sheets that contain categoriezed data