OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers

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1815-199X (online)
DOI :
10.1787/1815199x
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This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected labour market, social policy and migration studies prepared for use within the OECD. Authorship is usually collective, but principal writers are named. The papers are generally available only in their original language - English or French - with a summary in the other.
 

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Author(s):
John Gal, Mimi Ajzenstadt, Asher Ben-Arieh, Roni Holler, Nadine Zielinsky
Publication Date
18 Mar 2010
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No.:
104
Pages
45
DOI
10.1787/5kmjnr7kqpls-en

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This report presents an overview of child policy in Israel. It covers a wide range of services and policies that are intended to further the wellbeing of children in Israel or that have an impact upon the wellbeing of children, including the fields of education, health, cash transfers, taxation and personal social services. In addition, the labour market and policies linked to work and family reconciliation are discussed. The report also offers a brief overview of the context in which these policies and services developed, and their consequences, with a special emphasis on child poverty. This is due to the unusually high level of poverty among children in Israel. The report concludes with a discussion of the factors that have an impact upon the degree of effectiveness of child policies in Israel or, in the case of child poverty, upon their limited effectiveness. This discussion is followed by a number of policy recommendations intended to help policies and services to improve children’s wellbeing in Israeli society.
Keywords:
health work and labour reconciliation, Israel, social policy, education, child policy
JEL Classification:
  • H2: Public Economics / Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
  • H3: Public Economics / Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
  • H4: Public Economics / Publicly Provided Goods
  • H5: Public Economics / National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
  • I2: Health, Education, and Welfare / Education and Research Institutions
  • I3: Health, Education, and Welfare / Welfare and Poverty
  • J1: Labor and Demographic Economics / Demographic Economics