Expanding opportunities for employment, vocational training, and career advancement are critical to addressing the challenges of poverty and social inequality. Today, new national policies and services are making a difference for Israel’s disadvantaged populations. MJBs Research Team on Employment is integral to these national efforts.
2019 Research Focus
Reduction of gaps and integration of special populations into employment
- Integrative employment centers for Arabs, Ethiopian-Israelis, people with disabilities, and social service clients
- Integrating women into the hi-tech sector
- New models of vocational training for adults
- Return-on-investment of vocational training
Advancement in employment
- Advancement of low-paid workers and quality of employment
- The job retention and the wages of the workers in Israel, from their entry into the labor market to their retirement.
- Behavioral interventions to enhance employment programs
Development of methodology
- Developing shared measures to compare effectiveness across multiple employment programs
The Program to Promote Economic Growth and Development for the Bedouin in Population in the Negev – Government Resolution 3708
This booklet summarizes the study on the 2012-16 five-year plan to promote the Bedouin population in the Negev (Government Resolution 3708)
The Center for Advancement of Special Populations (Makam) – Integration into Military Service and Civilian Life of all Makam Recruits from 1993-2010
The goal of the study was to describe the background characteristics of Makam soldiers enlisting in 1993- 2010 and evaluate their integration into military service and subsequently into civilian life.
A Group Sheltered-Employment Program in the Free Market for People with an Intellectual Disability — Evaluation of the Initial Stages
The purpose of the study is to learn about the implementation of the program in its early years, obstacles to its operation, and its contribution to the target population.
NEET Youth and Young Adults in Israel: Characteristics, Needs and Policies
This paper presents current data on NEETs in Israel aged 15 to 29, with emphasis on the characteristics and needs of those aged 23-26, based on a national survey.