Rosshandler Bulletin Series

Classroom Discipline and Student Achievements

Taub Center research shows the relationship between both classroom and school-level discipline and student achievement.

Gaping Gaps: Income Inequality in Israel

Income inequality in Israel is much more widespread than has been commonly assumed. Extraordinarily high gaps – compared to other developed countries – exist even after excluding the highest and lowest income groups.

Back to Basics: Material Hardship in Israel

High levels of material hardship – or difficulties affording basic and medical needs – are evident across Israeli society, even
among those not considered poor.

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Recent Publications

The Ministry of Education Budget 2000-2014: Issues and Problems

The state budget, and in particular the budget of the Ministry of Education, is an example of the government’s priorities for the use of available resources. This paper has two goals. The first is to describe the Ministry of Education budget in the years 2000-2012. The second goal is to examine the budget and the lack of transparency that does not currently allow the budget to serve as an effective planning tool.

From: Discussion PapersEducationPublications

Family Structure and Well-Being Across Israel’s Diverse Population

This brief describes how Israel’s culture, geopolitics, and employment practices have helped both strengthen the role of families and promote a modern economy with economically empowered women. Nonetheless, in order to improve the lives of its families, Israel must address the high rates of poverty and material hardship, which are particularly pronounced in Arab Israeli and Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) families.

From: Policy Briefs


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Taub Center Events

Strategic Planning and Long-Term Thinking in Policymaking

The Taub Center hosted a unique symposium with leading academics and policymakers to discuss challenges in strategic planning and long-term thinking in public policy, as well as existing and new approaches to address these challenges.  A presentation of research findings was followed by a perspective provided by current and former Israeli policymakers.



Featured Publication

State of the Nation Report – Society, Economy and Policy 2013

From: Periodicals 23 Nov 2013

This year’s annual State of the Nation Report 2013 is now available on-line.


Data Sets

Download Data Sets by Subject

The center presents to the public electronic data sheets that contain categoriezed data