The Equality Dimension in the Activity of the Personal Social Services
Author: Yosef Katan Policy Research

The personal social services cater to the weakest and most vulnerable links in the social chain.

In an examination of the issue of equality in the policies and activities of the personal social services, four main dimensions should be taken into account: the availability of personal services of identical scope and quality for population groups of similar needs; equity in accessibility to services; equity in use of social services; and, equity in resource allocation.

This paper appears as a chapter in the Center’s annual publication, Israel’s Social Services 1996, and is available upon request.

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