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המשק מפסיד 6.4 מליארד שקלים בשנה מאי-שילוב אנשים עם מוגבלות בעבודה.

מחקר של מרכז "מאקרו" בשיתוף עם האגף לקידום שוויון בהסתדרות קובע כי ישנה עלייה מתמדת באחוז בעלי המוגבלויות המועסקים במשק וכיום 48% מבעלי מוגבלות חמורה מועסקים. עם זאת, סך אובדן התוצר הגולמי למשק אשר נגרם מאי שילוב בעלי מוגבלויות נוספים בשוק העבודה עומד על 6.4 מיליארד שקלים בשנה.
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The Israeli economy suffers a 6.4 Billion dollar loss due to non-integration of people with disabilties into the workforce

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"Non-Israeli workers contribute to the economy"

Dr. Roby Nathanson, head of the Macro center, Interviewed by Anat Davidov about Non-Israeli workers in the country (Hebrew)
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Foreign Workers Should be Integrated Into the Labor Market

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Its Time to Talk About Pensions for the Self Employed

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Government investment in the settlements

Government investment in the settlements is significantly higher than its investment in the rest of the country. Watch the TV show 'Gav Hauma', were Macro Center was quoted .
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German-Israeli cooperation in the field of occupational safety

The German Ambassador to Israel, Dr. Clemens von Goetze, the managing director of the German Hans-Böckler Foundation, Mr. Michael Guggemos, as well as the general director of the Israeli Macro Center, Dr. med. Roby Nathanson met with Israeli Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Haim Katz on Tuesday, November 28, 17.
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?Where is Generation Z Going

Yediot Achronot published the 4th Youth Study of the Friedrich Ebert-Stiftung and Macro Center about Personal, National and Societal Attitudes of Jewish and Arab Youth in Israel. -Hebrew
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?Where is Generation Z Going

Orit Lavi Nesiel interviewed Macro Center General Director Dr. Roby Nathanson, in the "Knesset Channel", about the 4th Youth Study of the Friedrich Ebert-Stiftung and Macro Center about Personal, National and Societal Attitudes of Jewish and Arab Youth in Israel. -Hebrew
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?Where is Generation Z Going

Einav Shif published an opinion article in Yediot Achronot, about the 4th Youth Study of the Friedrich Ebert-Stiftung and Macro Center about Personal, National and Societal Attitudes of Jewish and Arab Youth in Israel. -Hebrew
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Government investment in the settlements

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Does the low unemployment rate in Israel reflect the reality in the labor market?

Listen to Macro Center General Director Dr. Roby Nathanson discussing the gap between the statistic data and the reality in the labor market, in Eyfo Hakesef program on 103fm radio station [starting at 15:02 minutes]. (Hebrew)
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Jewish Settlements Draw Home Buyers

Prices rise sharply as some Israelis seek residences on disputed land
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Special Funding for Israeli Settlements Soared in 2015, Report Shows

All told, public construction and investment has been higher in the West Bank than in other parts of the country: 'The ongoing settlement enterprise involves high costs and a heavy burden on the Israeli economy.'
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The common interest of capital and labor

Opinion piece by Dr. Roby Nathanson in The Marker economic newspaper on having employees participate in the decision-making process. (Hebrew)
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Levers of growth? Not in the next budget

Not healthcare, not housing, and not education - the budget is not allocating resources. Oh well, at least there are no substantive cuts. Opinion piece by Macro Center General Director Dr. Roby Nathanson. (Hebrew)
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The Ministry of Education invests more in students in the settlements

The Ministry of Education invests NIS 13,000 per student in the settlements outside the main settlement bloc, while the national average is NIS 6,500, a new study has found. (Hebrew)
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New study: Israel invests twice as much in students beyond the Green Line

A new study by the Macro Center for Political Economics points to discrimination, revealing that the State of Israel invests twice as much in students beyond the Green Line. In the studio: Dr. Roby Nathanson, Yigal Lahav (Karnei Shomron Regional Council) and Liran Levi. From Ulpan Patuah [Open Studio] with Orit Lavi Nesiel, the Knesset Channel - channel 99. (Hebrew)
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A discussion in the Walla News! studio: "Peace can have a high price tag"

A study by an American Institute determined that Israel would earn $123 billion within a decade were a peace agreement to be reached. But Dr. Roby Nathanson, a political economics researcher, asserted: "Peace always has dividends, but the economy grows during conflicts too". (Hebrew)
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Government investment in the settlements

From an article published in the weekend edition of the New York Times: "A new study by the Macro Center for Political Economics found that the Government invested $950 in per capita support in the West Bank in 2014, more than twice the investment in people living in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. In isolated settlements, the figure was $1,483 per capita.”
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The need for tax reforms

Opinion piece by Macro Center General Director Dr. Roby Nathanson about the need for a reform of the tax policy in order to ensure a suitable level of services. (Hebrew)
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Lowering of Israel's credit rating outlook

Watch Macro Center General Director Dr. Roby Nathanson talk about the lowering of Israel's credit rating outlook on the prime time current affairs program Beshmoneh ("At Eight O'clock") on channel 20 [starting at minute 19:50]. (Hebrew)
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The problem of low labor productivity

Watch Macro Center General Director Dr. Roby Nathanson talking about Israel's low labor productivity in the Osim Seder program with Gal Gabay [starting at minute 18:30]. (Hebrew)
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Not only high-tech: Israel must also invest in traditional industries

According to a study conducted by Dr. Roby Nathanson, Itamar Gazala and Nir Lavi of the Macro Center, Israel must think out of the high-tech box and invest in traditional industries in order to deal with the problems of productivity and inequality. (Hebrew)
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They won't raise taxes? They will take more money from you

In the deliberations on the 2015 budget, Finance Minister Yair Lapid takes every opportunity to declare repeatedly that he will not raise taxes. Dr. Roby Nathanson explains that the alternative - cutting back of social services - will cost the middle class even more. (Hebrew)
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Why are they in such a hurry to introduce cutbacks when there are budget surpluses?

Where have all the surplus billions disappeared that should have been in the Finance Ministry's coffers at the beginning of the year? Why are they in such a hurry to introduce cutbacks before they use the reserves that have accumulated in the kitty? The Macro Center, in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Foundation, investigated how the budget surpluses were "utilized", and what could be done differently. (Hebrew)
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The Social Alliance: there has been no change whatsoever since the protest

A study conducted by the Macro Center and presented at the first gathering of the "Social Alliance", shows that there has been no change in any of the economic indicators since the protest of the summer of 2011. (Hebrew)
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Who pays the price for tax cuts?

In a study conducted in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Israel Foundation on private spending on education and healthcare, we found that as the tax burden has eased in recent years, the costs have been passed on to the citizens, the consumers of education and healthcare, who are paying considerably more than they did before. (Hebrew)
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