The Pathfinder Team examines new areas of research, identifies problems and challenges in Israeli society, and offers knowledge-based recommendations for improving and strengthening Israeli society and for increasing the effectiveness of public policy. Pathfinder enables the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute to develop a dynamic and proactive approach to the study of new social issues and provides its researchers with an additional platform for professional development and advancement.
The overarching objective of this study was to create, for the first time in Israel, an individual-level, practical wellbeing index comprising a relatively short list of aspects, that can be used to assess the impact of intervention programs on individual wellbeing. The objectives of the research stage presented in this report are: (1) To compile a shortlist of aspects to be included in the wellbeing index; and (2) To determine the relative weight of each aspect.
Background The past fifteen years have been characterized by steep increases in housing prices and a decline in the affordability of housing in Israel. Given this situation, the need for affordable housing is now prominent in the public discourse. Efforts to achieve this goal are reflected in a set of policy instruments designed to provide […]