Researcher , Disabilities Team (Family Group)
Researcher, Disabilities Team, Family Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Dr. Adi Hercowitz-Amir has worked at MJB since 2021. Her primary research area is analysis and evaluation of programs for the inclusion of people with disabilities in Israeli society.
In addition to her main research area in the field of disability, Adi specializes in the analysis of public policy and public opinion on vulnerable populations in Israeli society and in the study of the factors that shape public policy and public opinion over time.
Before joining MJB, Adi worked in various research and academic institutes, in a wide range of social science disciplines, using quantitative and qualitative research tools.
Adi holds a BA in Sociology and Anthropology and in Communication and Journalism, and an MA in Organizational Sociology, all from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Haifa. Adi completed the first postdoctoral year at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and the second postdoctoral year, at the Haifa Center for German and European Studies (HCGES), at the University of Haifa.
Dr. Adi Hercowitz-Amir can be contacted by email at AdiHA@jdc.org
ACADEMIA profile: https://ucsd.academia.edu/AdiHercowitzAmir
Legislation for the Provision of Social Services for People with Disabilities: An International Review
The goal of this review is to inform the Disabilities Administration about legislation models governing the provision of social services to people with disabilities in various countries around the world, which may be applied to the various target populations served by the Disabilities Administration, and which include the diverse social services provided by the Disabilities Administration: housing services, personal assistance services, recreational services, health care support services, and more.