The COVID-19 Pandemic: The Case Fatality Rate


Executive Summary This study, conducted by Kyrill Shraberman, examined the differences between countries in their COVID-related mortality rates out of...

Working from Home in Israel


Did women work more from home during the pandemic? Which occupations made it possible to work from home? How did...

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Working From Home in Israel


The option of working from home made it possible for workers in many countries to maintain the economic activity during...

Life Expectancy in Israel in 2021: On the Rise Again?


The Covid-19 pandemic halted the upward trend in life expectancy that has prevailed over the last three decades. Instead of...

Macroeconomic Trends: An Overview


Key findings: Israel’s economic recovery was more rapid than anticipated by the Bank of Israel, the International Monetary Fund, and the...

Interim Report for the First 18 Months of the Covid-19 Pandemic in Israel: Infection, Testing and Hospitalization According to City and Sector


The fourth wave of Covid-19 in Israel is apparently drawing to a close, while at the same time, the emergence...

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Variation in Covid Testing, Infections and Hospitalization by Town and Population Sector


By the end of September 2021, about 14% of Israel’s population – 1.2 million people – had been infected by...

COVID-19’s Ongoing Impact on Israel’s Economy and Welfare System


While primarily a health emergency, the COVID-19 pandemic has had rippling effects on every aspect of Israeli society, underscoring the...

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What we’ve learned about early childhood during COVID-19


The COVID-19 crisis was difficult for everyone in different ways, but one group particularly affected, about which there has been...

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Will Israeli workers go back to the office?


As Israel transitions into its post-Covid-19 return to daily life, one of the first questions employers have faced is if...

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The Relationship Between Parental Stress and Young Children’s Screen Time During a COVID-19 Driven National Lockdown


This study examines screen use by young children during the first Covid-19 lockdown in Israel. Screen use is a matter...

Teacher Survey: Remote Teaching Before and During the COVID-19 Crisis


In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a shutdown of the Israeli education system, with more than 2 million children...

Looking forward: How we move ahead a year after the coronavirus crisis struck Israel


In these early months of 2021, Israel has been both evaluating the scope of the losses experienced during this unprecedented...

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Will women’s employment recover from the coronavirus?


The outbreak of the coronavirus in Israel and the subsequent economic lockdowns have resulted in many workers being laid off...

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In the Wake of COVID-19 – Important Questions for Israel in 2021 and Beyond


Taub Center researchers have mapped out challenges and opportunities expected in the coming years in the fields of macroeconomics, the...

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Excess Mortality and Life Expectancy in Israel in 2020


Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, public discourse has centered around the question of Covid-related excess mortality. It is...

The Battle Against the Coronavirus From the Perspective of the Healthcare System: An Overview


Executive summary Israel’s population is relatively young providing it with an advantage in responding to the coronavirus; however, the healthcare...

The Israeli Labor Market Under the Coronavirus Crisis: An Overview


Prior to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the labor market in Israel was tight, resilient, and characterized by full...

The Education System in Israel in the Time of the Coronavirus: Three Alternative Frameworks


The Ministry of Education’s workplan for operating the system since the onset of the crisis has included reinforcing the infrastructure...

Opportunities and Risks to the Education System in the Time of the Coronavirus: An Overview


The education system in Israel, as in other countries, is currently in crisis. The lockdowns imposed to stop the spread...

The Impact of the Coronavirus on the Economy of Israel: An Overview


The coronavirus crisis has had a major impact on trends in the Israeli economy. The researchers at the Taub Center...

The Social Welfare System and the Coronavirus Crisis: An Overview


After two years of stability with no major initiatives in social welfare policy in Israel, the year of the coronavirus...

The Ability to Work from Home Among Workers in Israel


This study examines which workers in Israel have characteristics that enable them to work from home and which do not,...

Could Covid-19 expand Israel’s shadow economy?


Israel’s non-observed or “shadow” economy – that is, economic activity not reported to the state – appears to have declined...

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The Non-Observed Economy in Israel


This study estimates the size of Israel’s non-observed economy – also known as the black or shadow economy – using...

Israel’s economy before and after the coronavirus crisis


As the restrictions from Israel’s initial lockdown and economic closure ease, the conversation around coronavirus in Israel has largely turned...

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Coronavirus could accelerate automation in Israel’s labor market – are we prepared?


The way we work has changed drastically over the past several months, since the world was hit with the novel...

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The coronavirus trajectory in Israel: planning, luck, and unintended consequences


The first wave of the spread of coronavirus in Israel has, in many respects, been viewed as a success. Compared...

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The War on Coronavirus and Its Financing by the Israeli National Health Insurance


This study evaluates the willingness of Israeli society to make economic sacrifices to prevent deaths from coronavirus. How much should...

Can Israel’s coronavirus response protect a neglected healthcare system?


As of this article’s publication, Israel has been doing relatively well in the war against COVID-19 in comparison with other...

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Anticipating the Total Mortality Impact of Coronavirus in Israel


The study’s authors do not expect the number of deaths from the virus to exceed several hundred. However, they highlight...

Why do Israeli parents struggle to find work-life balance?


This past week witnessed the rollout of additional measures mandated by the Israeli government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus...

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