Discrimination against Arab women

13.10.2012                      27.Tischrei. 5773                      Bereschit, Schabbat Mewarchim

Meinung:

Discrimination against Arab women

The large number of unemployed Arabs, and in particular of unemployed Arab women, should trouble every Israeli citizen.

The rate of workforce participation among Arab women is only 28 percent, compared to 80 percent for nonreligious Jewish women. The barriers preventing Arab women from looking for work are many, but one of the main ones is their exclusion from the job market. That is what emerges from an analysis published this week by Prof. Eran Yashiv of the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies, based on new unemployment data generated by changes in how the Central Bureau of Statistics conducts its employment survey….