Social Expenditure and Its Composition – 1998-99
Author: Jimmy Weinblatt, Yosef Katan, Joel Blankett, Nachum Blass, Dalit Nachshon-Sharon, Yaakov Kop Policy Research

The draft budget submitted to the Knesset each year covers the totality of spending by government ministries in all domains.

Much of this spending is devoted to the social services – education, health, personal social services, housing, and immigrant integration. In addition to these functions, there are the benefits paid to individuals and families by the National Insurance Institute, partly funded from the State budget. The aggregate of these two large categories constitutes the central-government social budget of the State of Israel.

This paper appears as a chapter in the Center’s annual publication, Israel’s Social Services 1998-99, Yaakov Kop (editor).

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