Research Associate, Health Team, (Systems Group)
Research associate, Health Team, Systems Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Shlomit Kagya has worked at MJB since 2016. Her primary research areas are: the mentoring method of professional training, the evaluation of employment programs, and the integration of the Arab population into higher education. In addition, she is involved in several projects on Big Data and Narrative Language Processing (NLP).
Shlomit holds a BA in sociology and anthropology, and an MA in organizational studies and demographics, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
She can be contacted at email@example.com or by telephone at 972-2-655-7461.
The Project to Reduce and Cope with Feelings of Loneliness among Older Adults
The study had three main goals: 1. To examine the contribution of each program implemented in a locality to the older adults participating (the individual level); 2. To examine each program’s contribution to further addressing the issue of loneliness in every locality where it was conducted (the field level); 3. To formulate insights and recommendations about the programs to reduce loneliness (the policy level).
Arab Students, Three Years into Academic Studies: Assistance from the National Plan to Expand Access to Higher Education in Israel
This is the fifth report in a series of evaluation studies on the National Plan to Expand Access of Arab, Druze and Circassian Students to Higher Education in Israel.
STARTER Program – Vocational Training through Apprenticeship Final : Research Report
The goal of this study was to examine the way in which the operating model of the program was implemented; to assess the outcome of the program in view of its objectives; and to assess the incremental impact of the program on employment in the trade learned and on the wages earned by program graduates compared with graduates of traditional vocational training courses conducted by the Division for Vocational Training at MOLSA.
Okun, B. S., & Kagya, S. (2012). Fertility change among Post‐1989 immigrants to Israel from the Former Soviet Union. International Migration Review, 46(4), 792-827.