The “Israel 2040” podcast series, recorded in Hebrew, examines phenomena that will characterize Israel’s society and economy in about 20 years and are already being shaped today. The series contains three episodes on phenomena that span the life-course: early childhood, the future labor market, and Israel’s aging population
- Early Childhood
Why is early childhood a particularly critical time to invest in reducing inequalities? In this episode we talk with Dr. Naomi Moreno, Director of the Early Childhood Dialogue organization, and Dr. Carmel Blank, Senior Researcher at the Taub Center, about the accessibility and efficiency of early childhood education frameworks in Israel and about how much Israel, a country with so many children, invests in this policy area.
- The Future Labor Market
What skills are needed to integrate into tomorrow’s labor market, and what can be done today to prepare for the expected changes in the workforce in the coming decades? In this episode we speak with Nebal Abu Dabes, a young woman from the Bedouin city of Rahat, who recently began a new career in e-commerce and digital marketing after participating in a skills training program run by the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). We also talk with Einav Aharoni-Yonas, the former CEO of JDC TEVET, and with Shavit Madhala, a Taub Center researcher who studies the future labor market in Israel.
- An Aging Population
Countries can and should be preparing now for the aging of their populations in the future. How can Israel prepare for this phenomenon in the coming decades, and how must we adapt our health and welfare services accordingly? We spoke with Dr. Yoram Ma’aravi, a geriatric specialist at Hadassah Hospital, and with Prof. Alex Weinreb, Research Director at the Taub Center, to discuss aging in Israel and its potential impact on society at large.
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In the Taub Center’s podcast, DataPoint, we zoom in from Israel’s bigger socioeconomic trends and focus on real stories. Who are the people – the millions of data points – who stand behind the numbers? How do their individual journeys embody or complicate the trends we see at the macro level?
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This episode, recorded in English, was produced as part of the Taub Center's 2021 Herbert M. Singer International Policy Conference:
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