Inequality and Poverty in Israel

A new IMF country report says that “Poverty and income inequality are high in Israel compared with peers, being exacerbated by the lower labor participation and productivity of some population groups, such as the Israeli-Arab and Haredi populations and non-Haredi Jewish women. Israel’s low redistribution of income through the budget limits its impact on reducing poverty and inequality. Given the projected rise in the share of the Haredi, and, to a lesser extent Arab, populations in coming decades, addressing the structural issues behind their low participation and productivity is an urgent matter.”

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