Study finds stubbornly high gender inequality in Israel

Gender inequality in the labor market, corporate world and political echelons remain stubbornly high in Israel, according to the Equlity Division’s annual gender index at Jerusalem’s Van Leer Institute.

Though slight improvements are noticeable, the study found, there has yet to be a sharp change in trends to close the gaps.

On average, in 2013, Israel’s working women earned 68 percent of what Israel’s men do, a slight improvement from the 66% the study found from 2010-2012. Part of that could be accounted for part time work; men worked part-time jobs less than half as much as women did. There were also greater numbers of men in the work force overall: women’s participation rate was 58.2% next to men’s 69.4%.


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