Litzman to increase hospital beds – in keeping with Taub Center findings 14.06.2017

Following protests in the North earlier this week against health care gaps between the center and the periphery of the country, Health Minister MK Yakov Litzman released a plan for reducing these disparities. The Health Ministry plan for the periphery includes: opening more emergency medical centers, incentivizing doctors to work…

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We Came and We Stayed! 08.06.2017

Two members of our Taub Center team – Tova Cohen and Tamar Friedman – originally came to the Center from the U.S. as year-long interns through the Israel Institute. Since then, both have continued to work at the Taub Center in new positions and both have chosen to make Israel…

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In Honor of Yom Yerushalayim: The State of Jerusalem’s Labor Market 25.05.2017

On the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, the city has much to celebrate: a population of almost a million people, transportation projects that improve access to and from the city, the growth of new industrial zones, and the development of high-caliber jobs that recruit skilled workers to the…

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How does Israel take care of its Holocaust survivors? 24.04.2017

  There are currently more than 200,000 Holocaust survivors living in Israel who are eligible to receive government benefits such as tax breaks and assistance in purchasing medicines and various other expenses. As of 2015, 20-30% of Holocaust survivors in Israel were living below the poverty line. The Holocaust Survivors’…

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The Gender Wage Gap Starts in Childhood 13.03.2017

A few weeks ago, my 3 year-old daughter told me that when she grows up, she wants to be a mom.  When I asked her what a mom does, she said, "She goes to work, flies on airplanes, and plays with her kids."  She then said that her brother, my…

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