Are economic growth and income inequality intertwined? 04.11.2019

The relationship between growth and inequality is not always clear, and is the subject of much debate among economists. Does economic growth lead to greater income inequality, or are its rewards shared by everyone? Does income inequality undermine economic growth, or is it essential to enhance development? To address these…

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Do you have arrangements for your kids this summer? 23.07.2019

Each summer, one of the most common questions that working parents ask each other is “What are you doing with your kids? Do you have summer arrangements?” Indeed, the summer months can be quite a headache for many parents.  After preschool, daycare, and summer camp programs end, three weeks remain…

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Rushing to Work: Improving transportation infrastructure will contribute to an improvement in employment rates among Arab Israeli women 07.07.2019

There has been significant press attention surrounding the considerable rise in the employment of Arab Israeli women. In fact, research published in the Taub Center’s State of the Nation Report 2018 shows that the employment rate among Arab Israeli women has risen and has nearly reached the government target set…

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Looking back on 70 and welcoming 71 05.05.2019

As we near Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, this video summarizes some of the most important socioeconomic findings to come out of the Taub Center during the country’s 70th year – in essence, it presents a picture of the nation at this important milestone. Many of these trends continue to…

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10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ISSUES IN ISRAEL AHEAD OF THE ELECTIONS 07.04.2019

In recent years, the budget allotted per-student in Israel has grown faster than in other OECD countries. However, even after the increase, the per-student expenditure ($7,987 for high schools) is still low compared to the OECD average per-student expenditure ($10,010). The prices of consumer goods in Israel decreased by 5%…

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