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 is a non-partisan policy analysis institute whose mandate is to examine Israeli society from the perspective of equality and social justice. Adva's studies of Israeli society present critical analyses of public policy in the areas of budgets, taxation and social services – education, health, housing, social security and welfare and transportation - including their implications for Israeli society as a whole and for each of its major social groups.

Israel is a classic case of a country whose macro-economic indicators are good but most of whose households are not invited to the end-of-year celebration. Israel has one of the highest poverty levels in the OECD, one of the highest levels of inequality, and one of the lowest achievement levels in international school tests. How can we explain these apparently contradictory indicators?

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Women 60 Years and Over in the Labor Force
Noga Dagan-Buzaglo, Etty Konor-Attias, Ariane Ofir , April 8 2014

Work Patterns, Employment and Wages


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Annual Report 2013
March 2 2014

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Israel: A Social Report – 2013
Dr. Shlomo Swirski, Etty Konor-Atias, Ariane Ophir , January 29 2014

The Gap between "Start-up Nation" and the Rest of the Nation

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No Paradigm Change in Sight
Dr. Shlomo Swirski, Guy Pade, Yaron Dishon, Adi Sofer , December 23 2013
The Economic Policies of the Second Netanyahu Government (2009-2012)
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Bring Back Responsibility
Barbara Swirski , September 16 2013
Published by The New Israel Fund on Septemter 13, 2013 in its Yom Kippur eve magazine, "Kappara Alaynu," distributed by theHaaretznewspaper.
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GUIDE: How to Conduct a Gender Audit of Municipal Budgets
Yael Hasson , May 14 2013
This Guide is based on manuals and models that have been used in many countries
to perform gender audits of budgets. It is also based on the collective experience of
the Women’s Budget Forum and the Adva Center in their analyses of Israeli municipalities
in recent years.

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Workers, Employers and the Distribution of Israel's National Income Labor Report : 2011
Dr. Shlomo Swirski and Etty Konor-Atias , May 1 2012
Israel's National Income Grew by 35% between 2001 and 2011: While the Share of Employees Rose by 23%, the Share of Employers Rose by 85%
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Education Reform: Making Education Work for All Children
Shlomo Swirski and Noga Dagan-Buzaglo , October 11 2011

The final report in the education series shows how to improve the system.

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