Employment

In the past decade, Israel’s employment policy has focused on raising the employment rate. While the overall rate has risen, it remains low among individual populations such as Arab women, ultra-Orthodox men, and people with disabilities. Moreover, even with the rise in the employment rate, Israel’s average wage and productivity are lower than in OECD countries, and wage inequality remains high. For the coming decade, Israel’s employment policy will focus on raising the employment rate of these target populations, advancing the employment of low wage-earners, and improving human capital through skills development and adaptation to frequent changes in the labor market. The Employment Team at the Myers-JDC-Brookdale plays a significant role in the national employment effort to improve economic productivity and reduce poverty and inequality. The team assists policymakers to develop, adopt, and improve employment policies that are informed by comprehensive and objective research.

2020 Research Themes

  • Increased employment of target populations (Arab women, ultra-Orthodox men, people with disabilities)
  • Career advancement
  • Developing human capital
  • Employment diversity
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2020 Research Themes

Increased employment of target populations (Arab women, ultra-Orthodox men, people with disabilities)
Career advancement
Developing human capital
Employment diversity

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