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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Family Structure and Well-Being Across Israel’s Diverse Population

This brief describes how Israel’s culture, geopolitics, and employment practices have helped both strengthen the role of families and promote a modern economy with economically empowered women. Nonetheless, in order to improve the lives of its families, Israel must address the high rates of poverty and material hardship, which are particularly pronounced in Arab Israeli and Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) families.

From: Policy Briefs


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