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Economy and Society: December 18, 2012

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35.6% of children in Israel live below the poverty line according to the 2012 report by the Council for the Welfare of the Child.  The report further states that there has been a 60% increase in the number of poor children since 1998, and that among the Arab population 65.8% of children are poor, triple the rate of child poverty in the Jewish population, which is 24.2%. (Haaretz)

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December 18th, 2012 at 9:54 am

Closed Society: January 20, 2012

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A new study maps the ethnic component of each of the economic decile’s of Israel’s population.  According to the study, approximately 47 percent of the top decile are Ashkenazim, while they make up only 25% of the total population.  Only 26 percent of the top decile are Mizrahim, exactly like their proportion of the total population. 48 percent of the bottom decile are Arabs and 19 percent are Haredi.  Only 6 percent of this decile are Ashkenazim, while 12 percent are Mizrahim.  The study further shows that the average income of Mizrahi households is 20 percent, or 1,000 NIS, lower than in Ashkenazim households.

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January 20th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Economy and Society: December 28, 2011

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The Israel National Council for the Child annual report indicates that one third of children in Israel live below the poverty line, and a fifth of Israeli children are known to welfare services.  Furthermore, there is an increase in the number of children who have fallen victim to physical and sexual abuse.

 

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December 28th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Closed Society: November 23, 2011

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The latest Poverty Report reveals that almost 80% of Jerusalem’s Arab residents are defined as poor, an increase of 12 percent over the past two years.  Approximately 84% of the children of East Jerusalem residents are below the poverty line.

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November 23rd, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Economy and Society: November 17,2011‎

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The 2010 poverty report shows that despite a slight decline in the number of poor, a third of Israeli children live under the poverty line. In addition, half of the poor families are working families, and their situation is worse off than in previous reports.

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November 17th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Economy: 23 March, 2011

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John P. Martin, OECD Director for Employment, Labor and Social Affairs, criticized the Israeli government’s socio-economic policy, especially as it pertains to Israeli Arabs. According to Martin, although Israel is the developed country with the highest poverty rate, it invests only 15.3% in social budgeting — some 5 percent less than the rest of the OECD countries. Martin indicates that most of the poverty is concentrated in the Arab and ultra-Orthodox sectors.

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March 23rd, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Economy: 22nd December, 2010

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According to the alternative poverty index of “Latet”, an advocacy organization, there are 1.77 million poor people residing in Israel; over 850 thousand of them are children. 75% of the poor have to give up dinners due to their economical status – a rise of 21%, compared to last year. 69% of the poor said they were unable to pay for food necessary for basic living, and they are supported by food-distribution societies. (Hebrew)

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December 25th, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Economy: 8 November, 2010

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The National Insurance Institute 2009 report on the extent of poverty indicates a 0.6% increase in the scope of poverty in Israel. Most poor families in Israel come from the ultra-orthodox and Arab sectors. According to the report, 6,300 families with two wage-earners earn less than the amount defined as the official indicator of poverty. (Hebrew)

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November 8th, 2010 at 7:16 pm