Government Social Expenditure 1992-1993
Author: Jimmy Weinblatt, Joel Blankett
November 07, 1993
The Israeli social-welfare system operates through the combined action of several players – central government, local authorities, and private and nonprofit organizations. Since 1989, however, the situation has changed markedly. The mass immigration from the former Soviet Union has caused direct outlays for immigrant absorption services, housing, and employment to increase, and has also affected other social service outlays.
The various sections in this review examine developments in the Israeli economy in the early 1990s with emphasis on 1992 and the level of planned government outlays for social services as presented in the 1993 State Budget proposal. It also looks at social expenditure trends in the State Budget, and the composition of this expenditure as well as its main components of income maintenance, education and health services.
This paper appears as a chapter in the Center’s annual publication, Israel’s Social Services 1992-1993, and is available upon request.