Is Israel prepared for an aging population? 14.02.2019

The Taub Center recently co-hosted a roundtable discussion, “Building a National Plan for Israel’s Aging Preparedness: Lessons from Singapore” with the Israel-Asia Center, which included remarks from guest speaker Christopher Gee from Singapore. We’ve asked the moderator of the event and Chair of our Health Policy Program Prof. Dov Chernichovsky five…

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It all stems from STEM 11.02.2019

Both in Israel and worldwide, STEM studies (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) are associated with in-demand professions and higher wages in the labor market. Yet women continue to be underrepresented in these fields. In honor of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we took a closer look…

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Israel’s pro-family trends are exceptional 05.02.2019

It is well-known that fertility in Israel is much higher than in other developed countries. People often mention two factors that encourage Israel’s high fertility: the cultural aspect, which is anchored in the historical experience of the Jewish people, and particular policies that make it easier for Israeli women to…

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So, what exactly is the state of the nation? 27.01.2019

1. What exactly is the State of the Nation Report and how does this publication give a sense of the state of Israel’s economy and society? The State of the Nation Report 2018 contains ten new research studies that deal with various socioeconomic issues in Israel. Five of the studies…

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As we say goodbye to 2018, 10 things you need to know about Israel 26.12.2018

1. Today, about ¾ of Israelis are Jewish, with some substantial changes taking place in the breakdown between Haredi, religious and secular Jews. 21% of Israelis are Arab, and 5% are defined as “Other.” 2. In recent years there have been major shifts in fertility trends across Israel’s population groups,…

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