Executive Summary: Today’s Workers, Tomorrow’s Retirees – Understanding the Pension Gender Gap in Israel
Author: Liora Bowers, Hadas Fuchs Policy Briefs

In recent years there has been much public discussion about a variety of issues relating to pensions in Israel, including concern about the performance of pension funds and the implications of an aging population on the pension system. In Israel, pension income comes primarily from two sources: oldage allowances (provided by the National Insurance Institute to retirees and elderly living in poverty) and occupational pensions (mandatory since 2008). The differences between men and women for each of these pillars are expected to dictate the degree of future gaps in pension income…

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