The Zichron Yaakov Initiative
The objective of the Zichron Yaakov Initiative is to form an action plan for realizing Israel’s social-economic potential. In Israel today, there is no comprehensive, rational, effective and well-defined conception of social policy, and the Initiative’s aim is to form such a conception. We aspire not to write successful position papers, but to create focused, practical projects to be realized by the Israeli government.
The Initiative’s work will focus on a number of key issues:
* The labour market – creating jobs and finding solutions for inequalities caused by the free market.
* Welfare policy – streamlining the existing frameworks and creating alternative solutions for weakened populations.
* Social gaps, poverty, and unequal growth.
* Rehabilitating personal economic security.
Publications by the Zichron Yaakov Initiative:
- Ways to Poverty Reduction – Position Paper for Discussion, December 2005 (110 p.) (Hebrew).
- Comprehensive plan for the Reduction of Poverty, February 2006 (9 p.) (Hebrew).
- Poverty and Social Priorities in light of the Second Lebanon War: the War’s effect on Poverty, September 2006 (18 p.) (Hebrew).
- Cost of Poverty Reduction and Priorities for the Years 2007-2010, December 2006 (59 p.) (Hebrew).
- Solutions for Structural Problems in the Labour Market and Poverty in Israel, December 2007 (107 p.) (Hebrew).
- Windows of Opportunity: a Socio-Economic Solution for Israel, November 2008 (222 p.) (Hebrew).
Click here to view the full list of the Zichron Yaakov Initiative Publications in Hebrew
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