Research Associate, Employment Team (Systems Group)
Research Associate, Employment Team, Systems Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Elisha Ben Meir has worked at MJB since 2018. His main research areas are: Women’s employment, gender disparities in salaries, and skills for a changing world of work.
Elisha holds a BA in psychology and history from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and an MA in clinical (child) psychology from the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo.
He can be contacted at [email protected].
Impact Evaluation of the Program for Promoting the Integration of Women in the High-Tech Industry: Findings of a Randomized Controlled Trial
The goals of this study were: to examine the implementation of the program operating model; to examine the participants’ status with reference to the outcome indicators defined by the program; and to evaluate the impact of the program on the participants’ employment and education.
Gender Wage Gaps: Contributing Factors and Policy Tools Used to Narrow the Gaps
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 Labor Market at the Height of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Subsequently
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.
Working from Home during and after the Outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Background Towards the end of 2019 and in early 2020, COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), spread throughout the world. On March 11, 2020, the disease was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, and this led to unprecedented, rapid and substantial changes in all areas of life. One key area affected […]
Developing and Measuring Soft Skills in the Changing World of Work – Literature Review
This report presents a comprehensive review of the relevant literature on the subject of the soft skills needed in the changing world of work. The review examines the varied definitions of soft skills, their contribution to success in the labor market, and the extent to which they can be acquired and/or improved via targeted interventions.