Expanding opportunities for employment, vocational training, and career advancement are critical for improving employment for disadvantaged populations such as Arab women, ultra-Orthodox men, and people with disabilities, and for addressing the challenges of poverty and social inequality.
These challenges became particularly significant with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, when many employees lost their jobs. Many of the newly unemployed hail from the most disadvantaged populations who are expected to have difficulty re-entering the job market.
MJB’s Research Team on Employment is an integral part of the national employment efforts. Its contribution is geared towards identifying trends and new challenges in employment, particularly among its target populations and in various branches of industry.
Systems Research Group Leader and Director of the Smokler Center for Health Policy Research
The goals of this study are as follows: to describe the gender wage gaps in Israel in comparison with the other OECD countries and analyze the causes of these gaps; to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the policy tools used in the OECD to narrow gender wage gaps and their effectiveness in narrowing such gaps; to offer practical recommendations for the application in Israel of the most suitable and effective tools.
The goal of the study was to examine how the pandemic had affected workers and various branches of the economy, to map the challenges and opportunities created by the crisis, and to propose programmatic directions to meet the new employment challenges.
The study was designed to evaluate the impact of the work done in the Riyan Employment Centers on the employment status of program participants.
Background Social isolation and other dramatic steps taken by the Israeli government to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Israel have caused significant damage to the economy. At an aggregate level, the GDP fell at an annual rate of 7% in the first quarter of 2020 and of 29% in the second quarter. A broad […]