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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)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 18th, 2012 at 9:54 am

Economy and Society: December 13, 2011

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A report by “Latet” organization shows that one fifth of all children in Israel experience days without food, and that 59% of all needy children skip entire meals. This is up 48% from the past two years.

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December 13th, 2011 at 7:00 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.

(Hebrew)

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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: 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