Dr. Yitschak Shnoor

Yitschak Shnoor

Research Scholar, Aging Team (Family Group)


Research scholar, Aging Team, Family Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.

Yitschak Shnoor has worked at MJB since 1995. His main research areas are: work and retirement at an advanced age, special populations among the elderly (LGBTs, Disabled IDF veterans), and the concept of “home” in nursing homes. He is the editor of the Statistical Abstract on the Elderly in Israel, and specializes in the demography of aging and its impact on Israeli society. In recent years, he has addressed the policy of community social services and models for cultural change in old-age homes.

Yitschak holds a BA and MA in economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a PhD in public policy for the elderly from the University of Haifa.

He can be contacted at [email protected] or by telephone at 972-2-655-7431.

Journal Articles

Shnoor, Y., & Berg-Warman, A. (2019). Needs of the aging LGBT community in israel. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 1-16, doi:10.1177/0091415019844452

Spalter, T., Brodsky, J., & Shnoor, Y. (2014). Improvements and decline in the physical functioning of Israeli older adults. Gerontologist54(6), 919-929. doi:10.1093/geront/gnt084

Shnoor, Y., Szlaifer, M., Aoberman, A. S., & Bentur, N. (2007). The cost of home hospice care for terminal patients in Israel. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine24(4), 284-290. doi:10.1177/1049909107300212