Timeline: The Coronavirus in Israel 19.06.2021

It’s hard to keep track of all of the different stages in Israel’s coronavirus response, and how the response has tracked with the spread of the virus itself. That’s why we’ve created this interactive timeline, which we will…

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The COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the education system: First impressions 04.05.2021

Prof. Andreas Schleicher is the Director for Education and Skills and Special Adviser on Education Policy to the Secretary General of the OECD in Paris. He heads the International Program for Student Evaluation in the OECD (PISA exams)….

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An unprecedented year for Israel’s social welfare system 26.01.2021

A new calendar year has only just begun, but the third lockdown in a year threw Israelis into an all too familiar reality. The question of how to support the most vulnerable members of Israeli society, including the…

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Left at home, but not left behind 29.10.2020

It has become increasingly clear that the massive rise in infection preceding Israel’s second lockdown had much less to do with young children’s return to school than previously assumed. Even before they set foot in school, there was…

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Let’s not just return to normalcy: the coronavirus crisis as an opportunity for change 01.10.2020

In recent months, many studies have been published on the long-term consequences of the coronavirus crisis and subsequent school closures. The studies focus on the effects on students’ future academic achievements, on the state of the labor market…

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Viral Economics – The Social and Economic Aspects of the Pandemic 12.08.2020

Research and data Future Labor Market: Coronavirus could accelerate automation in Israel’s labor market – are we prepared? Alex Weinreb about the second wave of the Coronavirus More by Alex Weinreb: Israel’s second wave in international perspective New Research: The Coronavirus Crisis…

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Will Israel’s vital workers during coronavirus be vital workers in another 20 years? 29.05.2020

The only Israelis allowed to leave their homes for work right now are those deemed “vital workers” by the government. These workers include, among others, those working in food production and supermarkets, healthcare professionals, social workers, security and…

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Viral Economics – Latest Coronavirus Trends 29.05.2020

1) For the first ten days after the intensive closures of offices and restaurants began on March 15, the daily increase in the number of confirmed cases was relatively stable, usually in the 25-30% range (thick orange line).  In…

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Israel in international comparison 07.05.2020

This page contains graphs, updated daily (latest 4.Apr.2020), that describe coronavirus infections per capita and deaths per capita in the 36 OECD countries plus Taiwan. I use data from the CSSE at Johns Hopkins, merging them with UN…

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The coronavirus is also affecting gaps in early childhood 04.05.2020

Social distancing, quarantine, and the health and economic concerns that have plagued Israeli families for more than a month, lead many to find themselves in a continual state of stress. Stressful situations can impair the proper development of…

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