Education and Employment Trends Among Ethiopian Israelis
Author: Hadas Fuchs and Gilad Brand Policy Briefs

This brief examines the developments in education and employment among the Ethiopian Israeli population between 1998 and 2011.

The education level of those who came to Israel at an older age is low. Though their employment rate is high, many work in low paying and relatively low-status occupations.

The status of Ethiopian Israelis who grew up and were educated in Israel is better and their education is improving. Nevertheless, labor market integration is slower than among their peers who are not of Ethiopian origins.