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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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The Middle Class Needs to Take Control of its Money
Shlomo Swirski , November 14 2013
On the Crisis of the Western Middle Class

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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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More Highways, More Congestion
Adi Sofer , June 11 2013
Investment in transport infrastructure should indicate that an improvement is on the way, but transportation experts in Israel expect the exact opposite
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What about the Working Woman?
Yael Hasson and Noga Dagan-Buzaglo , May 26 2013

A Gender Perspective on the Budget Arrangements Law for Fiscal 2013-2014


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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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Israel: A Social Report 2012
Dr. Shlomo Swirski, Etty Konor-Atias , May 6 2013
This annual update of the Social Report appears at the height of the Israeli election season, held early because of government fears that it would not be able to mobilize a majority to pass a budget bill that
called for harsh cuts in the social services.

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Israel's Middle Class 1992-2010: Who are we talking about?
Noga Dagan-Buzaglo and Etty Konor-Attias , April 9 2013

People who talk about the middle class are often referring to very different people. This report clarifies the term, examining Israel's middle stratum at three points in time: 1992, 2002, and 2010. The report looks at the middle stratum in Israel from the point of view of income distribution , home ownership, ethnicity, occupation, education, and place of residence, among others.

 


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Changing the Rules of the Game: A Gender Perspective on Sports Allocations in Israel
Valeria Seigelshifer , January 16 2013
A gender perspective on sports allocations in Israel reveals a picture already known: women and girls are much less represented than men in competitive sports and receive much less national and municipal support
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The Middle Class Needs to Take Control of its Money
Dr. Shlomo Swirski , September 13 2012
On the Crisis of the Western Middle Class
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Public Health is Suffering from Neglect
Barbara Swirski , September 12 2012

Towards the National Budget Proposal for Fiscal 2013: The First of Three Adva Center Reports on Budgetary Goals and Trends


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Percentage of Students Passing Matriculation Exams, by Locality 2009-2010
Etty Konor Attias and Ludmila Garmash , August 22 2012

Only 28.8% of Israelis who were 17 years old in 2002 enrolled in universities or academic colleges by 2010


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The Rich Had a Party – and Now the Middle Class is to Foot the Bill
Adva Center , July 30 2012
The middle class is now being asked to foot the bill for the tax cuts that high earners enjoyed over the last decade.
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2012 report: The Burden of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict for Israel
Dr.Shlomo Swirski , May 30 2012

Forty-five years into Israel's domination of the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967, the Adva Center published  its bi-annual report on the burden of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, written by Dr. Shlomo Swirski. The report examines the economic, social, political and diplomatic burden of the conflict for Israel.


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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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Gender Mainstreaming Calls for Gender Breakdowns
Barbara Swirski , December 29 2011
Case Study: The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor
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Israel: A Social Report – 2011
Dr.Shlomo Swirski and Etty Konor-Atias , December 17 2011
The report shows that in 2010 there was a small increase in the income of most Israeli households, bringing their income back to its 2008 level. It also reveals that at the same time, inequality continued to grow. The report features developments over the past year as well as over the past decade.
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What Needs to be Done?
Adva Center , October 25 2011

Recommendations One Will Not Find in the Trachtenberg Commission Report


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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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Central Government Transfers to the Settlements Still Higher than to Localities Within the Green Line
Shlomo Swirski, Etty Konor-Attias and Arianne Ofir , September 17 2011

The main finding is that on a per capita basis, central government transfers to the settlements continue to be higher than the average for local authorities within Israel proper, especially in comparison with Jewish development towns, Arab localities and Forum-15 cities.


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Gender and Municipal Budgets
Women’s Budget Forum, Adva Center, Beersheba Municipality , August 7 2011

Final Projects for the Course in Beersheba 2011


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The Rat Race and The March Of Folly
Dr. Shlomo Swirski , July 31 2011

Young middle class people, aware of the new standards, realize that this is a race they cannot win, a race that turns them into rats caught in a maze. In the 1960s, American students called it the rat race.


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Israel in a Nutshell - A Different Introduction to Present Day Israeli Society and Economy
Dr. Shlomo Swirski , May 30 2011
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.
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Through a Gender Lens
Yael Hasson , May 25 2011
Looking at the National Budget Proposal and the Budget Arrangements Law for Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012
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Workers, Employers and the Distribution of Israel's National Income Labor Report : 2010
Dr.Shlomo Swirski and Etty Konor-Atias , May 1 2011
The picture that emerges from the foregoing figures is one of concentration of income in the hands of a minority
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Annual Report 2010
Adva Center , April 3 2011

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Israel's Unbalanced Economic Development
Dr. Shlomo Swirski and Safa Agbaria , March 12 2011

Executive Summary


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Privatization in the Israeli School System: Selected Issues
Noga Dagan-Buzaglo , January 17 2011

The Israeli school system still has a strong public infrastructure. Most of the teaching hours are financed from the public coffers and most teachers are employees of the Ministry of Education or the local authorities. However, over the past three decades privatization has made serious inroads, as parents, nonprofits, and commercial bodies – referred to as "market forces” – play a growing role.


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10 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Women in Israel (2010)
January 9 2011

 


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Israel and the Financial Crisis
Dr. Shlomo Swirski , January 4 2011

Presented at the Rosa Luxemburg Forum, Tel Aviv, together with Dr. Thomas Sablowski, who spoke about "The World Financial Crisis: A German Perspective"


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Israel, A Social Report: 2009/2010
ADVA CENTER , December 25 2010

The report shows that although the Israeli economy suffered less damage than other countries from the global crisis, resuming economic growth faster than other economies, internal inequality continued to increase.


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Educational Achievements for 2008-2009: Only 80% of 17-year-olds were still in high school, 46.1% passed their matriculation exams but only 39.5% received high school diplomas qualifying them for college entrance
Etty Konor-Attias and Halla Abu-Khala , December 15 2010

The Adva Center annual update of the report, Percentage of Students Passing Matriculation Exams, by Locality 2008-2009, was released today. The report includes localities with at least 10,000 residents. Below are some of the major findings.


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The Burden of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Dr. Shlomo Swirski , July 14 2010

The report analyses the extent of the economic, social, military, political and diplomatic burden of the conflict on Israel. Among the report's highlights:

The prolonged conflict with the Palestinians undermines sustainable economic growth, burdens the budget, limits social development, absorbs most of the energies of the political leadership, calls into question the legitimacy of the actions of the Israeli Defense Forces and isolates Israel internationally.


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Working Today to Narrow the Gaps of Tomorrow: Goals for Decreasing Health Disparities
adva center , June 14 2010

In Israel there are large gaps in life expectancy, infant mortality, and morbidity between different social groups – gaps that are growing.


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Israeli Employers' Share of the National Income Continued to Grow while Workers' Share Continued to Shrink – Despite the Global Financial Crisis
Shlomo Swirski, Etty Konor-Atias, Hala Abu-Khala , April 29 2010
Workers, Employers and the Distribution of Israel's National Income
Labor Report : 2009

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Separation, Inequality and Faltering Leadership
Shlomo Swirski, Noga Dagan-Buzaglo , April 1 2010
Education In Israel
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Two-Year Budget Not Appropriate for Israel: Letter to Legislators
Shlomo Swirski , March 15 2010

The day after tomorrow the Cabinet plans to ask the Knesset to approve a bill making the next budget a two-year budget for fiscal years 2011 and 2012.


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Israel's March of Folly
Shlomo Swirski , March 8 2010

In this essay Israel's March of Folly, Shlomo Swirski, claims Israel's failure to seize the opportunity presented by her astounding defeat of the Arab armies in 1967 in order to continue with nation building and social and economic development, and its growing entanglement instead in the settlements project - the greatest practical obstacle in the way of peace with the Palestinians – was Israel's great folly.  


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A Two-Year Budget is not for Israel. Op-ed
Dr. Shlomo Swirski , February 23 2010
Should Israel institute a two-year national budget, in accordance with the present wishes of its prime minister and minister of finance?
Certainly not. Not in the present circumstances.

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Israel: A Social Report – 2008/2009
Shlomo Swirski, Etty Konor-Atias, Hala Abu-Khala , December 26 2009
Adva Center annual report, Israel: A Social Report – 2008/2008 was published today. Most of its data refers to 2008, the last quarter of which marked a global financial and economic crisis.
The report shows that 2008 was characterized by an increase in inequality in salaries, household income, and success rates in matriculation (bagrut) exams. High levels of inequality were also found in higher education, health and retirement savings.

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The New Pension Funds: Increased Revenues from Fees and Bigger Profits – at the Expense of Members. December 2009
Safa Agbaria, Barbara Swirski, Shlomo Swirski , December 14 2009
Pension Funds Opened in 1995 (and Privatized in 2004) Getting Richer at Workers' expense
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Educational Achievements for 2007-2008.November 2009
Etty Konor-Attias and Hala Abu-Khalla , November 22 2009
About 80% of 17-year-olds are still in high school, about 45% pass the matriculation exams and about 40% receive high school diplomas that qualify them for college entrance

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Enhancing Equality between Men and Women in the EuroMed Region.September 2009
Yael Slater , September 1 2009
Advancement in the Status of Women in Israel, 2006 - 2009
Short version of the Situation Analysis Report

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Enhancing Equality between Men and Women in the EuroMed Region. Situation Analysis 2009. September 2009
Yael Slater , September 1 2009
Advancement in the Status of Women in Israel,
2006 - 2009

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Through a Gender Lens: Looking at the National Budget Proposal and the Budget Arrangements Law for Fiscal Years 2009/2010. July 2009
Barbara Swirski , July 1 2009

The full report


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The Economic Crisis Presents Israel with an Opportunity to Make Needed Changes. March 2009
Adva Center , March 22 2009
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Increasing Women's Workforce Participation: What Works Where? Seventh Annual Adva Center Conference on Budgets and Gender, November 10, 2008, Tel-Aviv ; Proceedings. January 2009
Adva Center , January 11 2009

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Israel: A Social Report 1998-2007. December 2008
Dr. Shlomo Swirski, Etty Konor-Atias, Halla Abu-Khala , December 31 2008

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