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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The number of students in Special Education in Israel has experienced tremendous growth 01.04.2019

Between 2000 and 2018, the Ministry of Education’s budget for Special Education increased at almost twice the rate of the overall education budget. This extraordinary growth took place during a time in which the overall budget itself witnessed an almost unprecedented 83% growth. The primary reason for the rise in…

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Religious girls are studying STEM studies less due to a lack of opportunities

A recent Taub Center study finds that more high school students are enrolling in scientific and technological studies, especially in high technological education – which includes majors such as Bio-Technology and Computer Systems. Skills taught in these tracks are in high demand in high tech and other STEM industries, and…

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The 2019 elections: a guide to key socioeconomic issues 06.03.2019

As we near the upcoming Israeli elections, the Taub Center is here to make sure you're informed about Israel's most pressing socioeconomic issues. This election season, #ChooseToKnow. Scroll to read about some of the most pressing issues and important trends taking place in the following areas of Israel's economy and society. Happy…

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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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