What’s the state of education in Israel? Five questions and answers with a leading expert in the field 08.11.2017

What is the vision behind the upcoming Taub Center conference on education in Israel? The inequality in scholastic achievements among Israeli students is among the highest in the developed countries. Moreover, gaps in education between the social classes have remained stable over the years. As part of the conference we…

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Get a degree, find a job? Not so fast 23.10.2017

Recent decades have seen a substantial rise in the share of Israelis attending academic institutions. This trend has not passed over any sector in Israeli society – and even in the Haredi sector recent changes were quite dramatic. However, the impressive growth in the number of Haredim studying for an…

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What are the most important trends in higher education in Israel? 18.10.2017

1. What are some of the most important demographic trends we have seen in academia in recent years? On the one hand, we see that the increase in the share of those pursuing an academic degree has come to a halt. After years of very significant growth in the number…

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Living out of boxes – what Sukkot can teach us about Israel’s housing market 02.10.2017

Photo credit: RonAlmog via VisualHunt /  CC BY   The holiday of Sukkot reminds us what it is like to live in a temporary home – to live out of (or quite literally, in) boxes. Unfortunately this is the reality for many young couples in Israel year-round. Since long-term rental…

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How much does heart disease take a toll on Israelis? 28.09.2017

In honor of World Heart Day this week (September 29th), the Israel Heart Society has released new data showing that heart attacks are the second leading cause of death in Israel, following cancer. The Taub Center recently looked at heart disease and other health conditions, not in terms of mortality…

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