Yoav Lavee /
Welfare Policy Program Fellow
Prof. Lavee is a senior lecturer (emeritus) at the School of Social Work and Director of the Center for Family Research and Education at Haifa University. He has a PhD in the field of family studies from the University of Minnesota (1985), and an MA in Clinical Psychology and a BA in Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology from Tel Aviv University. Prof. Lavee headed the Israel Family Policy Committee (Ministry of Social Affairs, 2008). His research spans a variety of areas, including families coping with stress; evaluation and measurement of functioning among couples and families; and family patterns in Israeli society. His publications include: “Stress Processes in Families and Couples” (2013); “Marital Stability Among Jewish and Mixed Couples Following Immigration to Israel from the Former Soviet Union” (with Ludmila Krivosh, 2012); “Relationship of Dyadic Closeness with Work-Related Stress: A Daily Diary Study” (with Adital Ben-Ari, 2007); and “The Family in Israel: Between Tradition and Modernity” (with Ruth Katz, 2002).