Soviet Olim still earn less than native Israelis 25 years on

It has been 25 years since a massive wave of immigration from the former Soviet Union began in Israel, but those immigrants still earn about a third less than their native counterparts.

A Central Bureau of Statistics report released Tuesday found that in 2014, former Soviet Israelis earned NIS 14,074 a month per household, as opposed to NIS 20,944. The gap narrowed somewhat around 2010, but by 2014 was larger than it was as the migration wave slowed in 2000. (CBS defined veteran or native Israelis as those households headed by a Jew born in Israel or who immigrated before 1989).


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