This appears as a chapter in the Center’s annual publication State of the Nation Report – Society, Economy and Policy 2010.
Posts Tagged ‘budget’
Israel’s unusual success in controlling spending has been accompanied by distorted national priorities favoring politically powerful special interest groups. In this summer of 2011, public resentment has spilled over into increasing unrest in the form of sit-ins, boycotts and strikes.
In the past the government subsidized water prices, particularly prices to agriculture. Recently all costs of the major suppliers – Mekorot and the urban corporations – have been covered by the payments of water users; but the state is still allocating significant sums to the water economy. In the last decade the lion’s share was allocated to supporting investment in sewage systems and recycling facilities. The budgets allocated to urban corporations and local authorities have also increased substantially. Recent developments indicate that the government will have to continue its budgetary support of the water economy in the coming years and that it can be expected that the regulatory aspects of the budget will grow in complexity.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the underlying reason for Israel’s high rates of poverty and inequality and low rates of economic growth over the past several decades is not due to insufficient government budgets but to the underlying national priorities that determined how those budgets were allocated and spent.
The achievements of the Israeli healthcare system have been exposed in the past decade to an increasing risk following the steady decrease in the share of public funding of the system, and a corresponding rise in the share of private funding.
The complete set of budget tables in one file (excel spreadsheet)
This chapter shows the allocations by areas of expenditure rather than by government ministries, as is customary in most other publications.
This paper appears in the Center’s annual publication -State of the Nation Report – Society, Economy and Policy 2009.
This research examines the expected advantages and disadvantages of fulfilling the government’s commitment to reducing class sizes and the resources required to fulfill this commitments.
Taub Center expert Chava Palti recommends that the Ministry of Health establish an independent body for preventive medicine for pregnant women and children.
The Center’s annual social economic report for 1999.
This paper appeared in the Center’s annual social economic report 1998.
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This paper appeared in the Center’s annual social economic report. An English version is available.
The paper appeared in the Center’s annual social economic report 1987-1988. An English version is available.
This paper appears in the Center’s annual social economic report 1986-1987. It is available in English.
This paper appears in the Center’s annual social economic report 1986-1987. An English version is available.