Posts Tagged ‘employment’

Pensions, Poverty, and the Elderly in Israel

22 Jan 2014

This brief examines a surprising dichotomy: why do Israel’s elderly have the second lowest poverty rates in terms of market income, but the highest poverty rates in terms of disposable income relative to the other OECD countries?

Employment and Income Trends Among Older Israelis

25 Nov 2013

Demographic forecasts point to a sharp rise in the percentage of older Israelis over the coming years.  It is unclear to what extent the country’s social security and pension systems are prepared for this change.  This chapter looks at the changes that occurred in the employment patterns and economic status of Israel’s older adults between 2001 and 2011.

Education and Employment in the Haredi Sector

25 Nov 2013

This chapter sheds new light on several central issues concerning the integration of Haredim in the labor market, and in particular the relationship between education and employment and wages in the Haredi sector.

Educational Opportunity, Employment, and Income: 1995-2008

25 Nov 2013

This chapter examines educational opportunity and the changing relationship between education, employment, and income in Israel between 1995 and 2008.  The following questions are addressed:  Did the expansion of the Israeli education system during this period contribute to more equal educational opportunity among socioeconomic groups? And did the returns to education, in terms of income and occupational prestige, increase or decrease?

Women in the Labor Force: The Impact of Education on Employment Patterns and Wages

25 Nov 2013

This chapter looks at changes that have taken place in Israel’s female labor force over the past 30 years, with a focus on education and its impact on women’s labor force involvement.  Education plays a major role in explaining women’s labor force participation patterns as well as the changes that have occurred both in women’s economic activity and in the composition of the labor force.

Causes and Consequences of Inequality – International Conference Program

30 Oct 2013

Israelis working more, making less

10 Sep 2013

Israel has relatively low employment rates and those who are employed work more hours than is common in the West – but produce less per hour.  Hence, average Israeli incomes are lower than would be expected given the country’s innovative ability.

Is the Israeli Labor Market Segmented?

26 Aug 2013

The results of this study indicate that much of the wage disparities in Israel are due to unobserved factors rather than to observable characteristics. They also lead to some policy-relevant insights about the links between schooling, ethnic minorities and wages.

State of the Nation in Pictures 2013

29 Apr 2013
A book of pictures containing 66 readily accessible graph and tables based on Taub Center research – one per page accompanied by a brief explanation.

Labor Market Trends: Employment Rate and Wage Disparities

11 Dec 2012

Israel is characterized by exceptionally low employment rates of men and by high wage gaps amongst the working population. The conclusion is that employment gaps and wage gaps in Israel are, to a large degree, correlated with education.  The skills that workers with no more than 12 years of schooling have do not allow them to integrate in a satisfactory way into the modern labor market.

Changes in Labor Force Survey Data and Their Meaning

11 Dec 2012

In 2012, the Central Bureau of Statistics began to conduct its labor force surveys in a new way: the central differences were major changes in the sampling and a move from a quarterly to a monthly survey.  The change brought about some significant differences in the data.

Reforming Foreign Worker Employment in Israel

3 Dec 2012

In 2005, comprehensive reforms were instituted regarding the employment of foreign workers in the construction sector, in whose framework the Restrictive Employment Arrangement was repealed and an alternative system was implemented, referred to as the Corporations Arrangement. This study examines the effects of this change and makes recommendations regarding extending this arrangement to other sectors where foreign workers are employed.

Arab Israeli unemployment much higher than previously thought

2 Dec 2012

A Taub Center study reveals that based on a new methodology for studying the labor force recently introduced by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, unemployment among Arab Israelis is much higher than previous thought.

Ayal Kimhi: Employment & Wage Gaps in Israel

17 May 2012

Q&A Part I, Taub Conference, April 2012

17 May 2012

Dan Ben-David: Israel’s Social Protests

17 May 2012

Income Inequality in Israel

2 Oct 2011

This appears as a chapter in the Center’s annual publication State of the Nation Report – Society, Economy and Policy 2010.

Working and Poor

2 Oct 2011

This appears as a chapter in the Center’s annual publication State of the Nation Report – Society, Economy and Policy 2010.

Welfare and Employment Among Single Mothers – Israel from a Comparative Perspective

2 Oct 2011

This appears as a chapter in the Center’s annual publication State of the Nation Report – Society, Economy and Policy 2010.

Fewer workers who work more – with a lower standard of living

31 May 2011

In Israel, a lesser share of people work than is common in the West.  Those who are employed work more hours a week than do workers in most other OECD countries while the country’s average standard of living is lower than in the majority of OECD countries.

The working poor

31 May 2011

Israel has experienced a marked increase in the share of poor families headed by an employed person.  The rise in the working poor has been to a large extent concentrated among Arab Israelis. The high rate of working poor among Arab Israelis reflects a challenging combination of disadvantages.

Read the complete May 2011 Bulletin

31 May 2011

Foreign Workers Displacing Less Educated Israelis

30 Jan 2011

The influx of foreign workers is closely correlated with widespread non-employment among less-educated Arab Israeli men.

Teach Your Children Well

30 Nov 2010

Rising education gaps underlie rising Israeli wage gaps that are amongst the highest in the West.

Education, Employment and Long-Term Trends

29 Jul 2010

The process of economic growth greatly increases the demand for educated and skilled workers. This has a substantial and increasingly negative impact on the incomes and the employment chances of the less educated.

How minimum the wage, how negative the tax?

29 Jul 2010

Israel’s minimum wage is among the highest in the West, but lawmakers want to raise it further. On the other hand, the country’s negative income tax is very low compared to the United States

Unemployment versus non-employment in Israel

27 May 2010

While unemployment appears to have reached average Western levels, the more relevant concept for Israel is “non-employment.”  Among Israeli men, rates of non-employment have risen far above those of advanced Western countries.

Increase in male non-employment over past three decades

27 May 2010

Male non-employment rates among prime working age Israelis have risen over the past 30 years – tripling among haredi (ultra-Orthodox) and nearly doubling among Israel Arabs and non-haredi Jews.

Decrease in female non-employment over past three decades

27 May 2010

In the OECD and in Israel, female non-employment rates have fallen over the past 30 years – except among haredi (ultra-orthodox) Jewish women.

A demographic look ahead at Israel

27 May 2010

In 30 years, 78% of Israel’s primary school students will be haredi or Arabs, and only 14% will be in the non-religious State school system – if the trends of the past decade continue.

Israel’s Labor Market – Today, in the Past and in Comparison with the West

13 Apr 2010

Gaps in rates of male non-employment between the OECD average and non-ultra-Orthodox Jews, ultra-Orthodox Jews and Israeli Arabs in Israel are very high – and much greater than they were three decades ago.

State of the Nation Report – Society, Economy and Policy 2009

13 Apr 2010

The report provides a unique historical and international perspective of where Israel was, where it is now, and where it is headed – with some indication of the speed at which it is traveling and the implications and suggestions for a change of course.

The Dilution of Ingenuity

7 Feb 2010

When it comes to producing ideas, Israeli inventors are pushing the frontiers of human knowledge at a faster clip than any other country.

Male Income, Female Income, and Household Income Inequality in Israel: A Decomposition Analysis

15 Dec 2009

Differentiating between the sensitivity of income inequality to male income and female income, we find that total income inequality is less sensitive to female income variability or the level of female income than to male income variability or the level of male income. Decomposing inequality by income determinants, we find that uniform increases in education [...]

e-Bulletin, Volume 1, Number 2

5 Apr 2009

Israel’s Social Services 2008

1 Feb 2009

This is the Center’s annual publication that reviews changes and developments in the social services as well as resource allocation to the social services.

ISRAEL: Fast Facts for the Busy Reader 2008

2 Nov 2008

A handy pamphlet packed with all the important statistics about Israeli society.

Social Economic UPDATE XIV

31 Aug 2008

Social Policy – Vision and Reality

17 May 2008

Book of Abstracts from the Workshop on Labor Force Participation and Life Cycle Income Assurance.

Israel’s Social Services 2007

8 Dec 2007

The Herbert M. Singer Annual Report Series  on resource allocation to the social services, the State budget and the development of social services over the past year.

ISRAEL: Fast Facts for the Busy Reader 2007

3 Oct 2007

This updated and newly revised Fast Facts for the Busy Reader has all the handy information on Israel’s demographic and social make-up that you need to be informed.
This is a joint publication with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Social Economic UPDATE IX

8 May 2007

Social Economic UPDATE VIII

8 Feb 2007

Israel’s Social Services 2006

15 Dec 2006

The Herbert M. Singer Annual Report Series on the State budget and society

ISRAEL: Fast Facts for the Busy Reader 2006

3 Dec 2006

This handy user-friendly pamphlet contains updated statistics on Israel’s demography, health, education, infrastructure and more.
This is a joint publication with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Social Economic UPDATE VII

15 Nov 2006

Social Economic UPDATE VI

16 Jul 2006

Social Economic UPDATE V

10 Apr 2006

Minimum Wage and Negative Income Tax

7 Mar 2006

This paper presents a unique approach to the policies of minimum wage and negative income tax. The influence of these policies is examined with regard to two population groups – younger and older members of the labor force. Recommendations regarding differential application of the policies are presented.

Social Economic UPDATE IV

29 Jan 2006

Israel’s Social Services 2005

30 Dec 2005
The Herbert M. Singer Annual Report Series on the State budget, the economy and society.

ISRAEL: Fast Facts for the Busy Reader 2005

8 Dec 2005

This handy pocket-sized pamphlet contains the basic demographic, economic and social data that help unravel the complexities of Israeli society.
This is a joint publication with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Social Economic UPDATE III

16 Oct 2005

Social Economic UPDATE II

26 Jul 2005

Social Economic UPDATE I

18 Apr 2005

ISRAEL: Fast Facts for the Busy Reader 2004

2 Dec 2004

This handy pocket-sized pamphlet contains the basic demographic, economic and social data that help unravel the complexities of Israeli society.
This is a joint publication with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Employment, Unemployment and Welfare Policy

17 Nov 2004

The original paper appeared in the annual social economic report 2004.

The Erosion of Low Salaries and Increasing Poverty Among Working Families

16 Nov 2004

The original paper appeared in the annual social economic report for 2004.

Israel’s Social Services 2004

15 Nov 2004

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ISRAEL: Fast Facts for the Busy Reader 2003 (revised)

2 May 2004

This handy pocket-sized pamphlet contains the basic demographic, economic and social data that help unravel the complexities of Israeli society.
This is a joint publication with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Israel’s Social Services 2003

20 Nov 2003

The Herbert M. Singer Annual Report Series
This is the Center’s annual report on the State budget, the economy and society. The 2003 report was dedicated to Herbert M. Singer.

ISRAEL: Fast Facts for the Busy Reader 2002

25 Feb 2002

This handy pocket-sized pamphlet contains the basic demographic, economic and social data that help unravel the complexities of Israeli society.
This is a joint publication with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Policy toward Foreign Workers in Israel

25 Mar 2001

In Hebrew only.

Pluralism in Israel: From Melting Pot to Salad Bowl

24 Aug 2000

Interim report of a comparative project on Sticking Together: Challenges Confronting Pluralistic Societies, jointly with Brookings Institution and The Australian National University. In Hebrew only

Israel: Fast Facts for the Busy Reader (2000)

24 Feb 2000

This handy pocket-sized pamphlet contains the basic demographic, economic and social data that help unravel the complexities of Israeli society.
This is a joint publication with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

ISRAEL: Fast Facts for the Busy Reader (1999)

24 Dec 1999

This handy pocket-sized pamphlet contains the basic demographic, economic and social data that help unravel the complexities of Israeli society.
This is a joint publication with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Israel’s Social Services 1998-1999

24 Nov 1998

The Center’s annual social economic report for 1998.

The Labor Market in a Pluralistic Society

24 Nov 1998

This paper appeared in the Center’s annual social economic report 1998.
In Hebrew only.

ISRAEL: Fast Facts for the Busy Reader (1998)

2 Oct 1998

This handy pocket-sized pamphlet contains the basic demographic, economic and social data that help unravel the complexities of Israeli society.
This is a joint publication with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Inequality in Income Distribution

14 Dec 1997

This paper appeared in the Center’s annual social economic report for 1996.  An English version is available.

Israel’s Social Services 1992-1993

21 Jul 1993

The Center’s annual social economic report.

Basic Commodity Subsidies and Income Distribution

18 Nov 1989

This paper appeared in the Center’s annual social economic report 1988-1989. An English version is available.

Social Policy Toward Families of Working Parents with Preschool Children

17 Jun 1987

This paper appeared in the Center’s annual social economic report 1986-1987. An English version is available.

Wage Differentials in the Israeli Manufacturing Sector

16 Jun 1987

This paper appears in the Center’s annual social economic report 1986-1987 in the Special Issues section. An English version is available.

Israel’s Social Services 1986-1987

17 Apr 1987

Table of Contents:

Social Service Expenditure in 1986/87: Where Do We Go From Here?, Israel Katz
Lessons from the Analysis of Social Expenditure, Yaakov Kop
The Social Services and Their Budgets, Yaakov Kop, Joel Blankett, Dalit Sharon, Gur Ofer, Haim Barkai
The Organization of Health Services in an Era of Economic Crisis, Joel Blankett, Kalman J. Mann, Aviva Ron, [...]

Distribution of Family Income and Taxes

17 Feb 1985

In Hebrew only

Israel’s Outlays For Human Services 1984

17 Feb 1985

This is the Center’s annual report on the economy and society. An English version is available.