The topic of haredi employment has been a top national priority for the last decade or so. Government policy has focused almost entirely on increasing the participation rate of haredi men in the job market, as the target for haredi women’s employment has apparently been reached.
Essential questions concerning the employment status of haredi women have not been addressed.
The Institute is presently advancing a policy-oriented research program that will tackle various aspects of improving the quality of haredi women’s employment, with emphasis on the diversity within the haredi community as regards employment preferences and limitations.
Among other things, the research aims to present questions relating to the issues of demand, maximizing the potential of quality professional training, employment diversity, labor productivity, and job scope, while assessing the existing policy tools.
Within the framework of this study the Institute aims to examine issues and present solutions that bridge the gap between the needs of the Israeli economy and the cultural preferences and social norms of the haredi public in all its diversity.
The study will be conducted with government planning and implementation officials, representatives of private-sector employers, and third-sector entities, training agencies and public figures from within the haredi community.