Taub Center points to wide educational gaps as priority for new government

Widening gaps in income and education are among the most difficult issues facing Israeli society today, experts at the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel have found.

The independent, Jerusalem-based institution for socioeconomic research is releasing a report Thursday morning mapping out the challenges facing the country in the fields of macroeconomics, the labor market, education, social services and healthcare. The report also suggests practical policy measures to improve the problematic areas.

While stating that some of the welfare policy changes made over a decade ago may have been necessary at the time, the report claims they led to a substantial rise in income inequality – in part because they threw unskilled workers into the labor market with insufficient preparation.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Taub-Center-points-to-wide-educational-gaps-as-priority-for-new-government-404334

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