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1) Israel’s population is projected to reach between 12.4 and 12.8 million people in 2040
(Read more: Population Projections for Israel, 2017-2040)

 

2) Israel’s shadow economy dropped from 14% of the GDP in 1996 to 10% last year
(Read more: Israel’s Non-Observed Economy)

 

3) Damage to the economy as a result of the economic shutdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is estimated to cost about 4.2% of Israel’s GDP
(Read more: The War on Coronavirus and Its Financing by the Israeli National Health Insurance)

 

4) In the Arab education sector, attendance rates for 4-year-olds increased from 30% in 1982 to 89% in 2018
(Read more: Achievement and gaps in the Israeli education system)

 

5) Since the first lockdown, about 24% of Israeli businesses invested in improving their infrastructures, allowing greater accessibility for workers working from home
(Read more: The Ability to Work from Home Among Workers in Israel)

 

6) In terms of disposable income, Israel’s poverty rate is 18% versus an average of 12% in other welfare states
(Read more: Investing in the future – Israel’s approach to social welfare)

 

7) Although women make up just under 50% of employees in the economy, they accounted for 56% of unemployment claims between March 1, 2020 and May 10, 2020
(Read more: The Coronavirus Crisis and Its Impact on Women in the Labor Market: Permanent Damage or a Short-Term Setback with Long-Term Potential?)

 

8) Over half of children in Israel ages 0-2 are enrolled in Early Childhood Education and Care compared to 35% on average in the OECD
(Read more: Learning how to reduce inequalities: early childhood education in Israel)