The Taub Center hosted a workshop for the Ministers and MK’s of Yisrael Beiteinu party.

On January 22, the Taub Center was pleased to host Members of Knesset from the Yisrael Beiteinu party for a workshop on Israel’s key social and economic issues. The meeting included a snapshot of Israel’s socioeconomic trends, as well as in-depth presentations by Taub Center researchers on Israel’s education system and women’s labor market participation.

Brand new Taub Center research was presented from the Center’s annual flagship publication, The State of the Nation Report 2016. The workshop began with an overview of Israel’s key socio-economic issues in a number of fields, presented by Executive Director Prof. Avi Weiss.

Principal Researcher and Education Policy Program Chair Prof. Yossi Shavit discussed some of the challenges facing Israel’s education system, highlighting the role of policymakers in improving the system and reducing achievement gaps. Principal Researcher Nachum Blass then built on Prof. Shavit’s presentation, delving into demographic trends of students and addressing a number specific questions raised by the party.

To conclude, researcher Hadas Fuchs presented new findings on the gender wage gap in Israel and labor market participation trends by gender, focusing on different factors that affect women’s wages and employment.

Thank you to Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman, Minister of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption Sofa Landver, MK Robert Ilatov, MK Oded Forer, MK Yulia Malinsovsky, and to Yisrael Beiteinu’s staff and advisors for joining us. We look forward to continuing these pivotal conversations about the key social and economic issues affecting the lives of Israelis.