Researcher, Social Inclusion Team (Family Group)
Researcher, Social Inclusion Team, Family Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Dr. Amir Falk has worked at NJB since 2022. His main field of research is youth at risk, especially youth belonging to the ultra-Orthodox population. Amir has extensive experience in developing measurement and evaluation tools and analyzing quantitative data.
Dr. Amir Falk holds a bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences from the Tel Aviv-Yafo Academic College, a master’s degree in social-organizational psychology from Bar-Ilan University, and a doctorate in psychology from Bar-Ilan University.
Dr. Falk can be contacted by email: [email protected]
The Negev Bedouin Population and its Leaders – Values, Strengths, and Challenges
The goals of this study are: 1.To understand the values of the Negev Bedouin, their priorities, the characteristics of their community resilience, and their attitudes towards the local authority and the state. 2.To examine differences in values, strengths, and challenges between different groups within the Bedouin population so as to suit specific programs to each of the groups. 3. To understand the perceptions of the local Bedouin leadership regarding the unique values and needs of the population and the way in which these needs are met by the services and programs developed for this population. 4. To identify challenges in the implementation of plans to promote the socio-economic development of the Negev Bedouin, such as the five-year plan, and to make recommendations for their optimal implementation.