Israel’s Jewish fertility rate, now at its highest level since 1983, has been on the rise since 2006, and is now higher than the Israeli Arabs.
By David Rosenberg
Israelis are having more children on average, defying global trends that have seen fertility rates plummet across the industrialized world.
According to a report by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday, 181,405 babies were born in the Jewish state during 2016 – a 92% increase since 1980.
A Jewish ‘brit’, circumcision ceremony is held on the child’s 8th day.- Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
Of those 181,405 children born, 73.9% were born to Jewish women, compared to 23.2% born to Arab women. Continue Reading »
– The Bad News:
There’s the need to improve productivity in the labor market, a need to improve infrastructure, investment in education, promoting consumer reforms and …
– The Good News:
“The Israeli economy has grown faster & more consistently than nearly any other in the OECD for the past 15 years,” and “Unemployment is at historically low levels.”
By Ariel Whitman, Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff
A new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has found that the Israeli economy is one of the strongest economies in the world today.
OECD acting Chief Economist Alvaro Pereira, who is currently visiting Israel, presented the report Sunday to Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, Finance Ministry Director General Shai Babad and Chief Economist Yoel Naveh. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics reports that 93% of Israelis say they are ‘happy’ or ‘very happy’ with their lives
• 30’s & 40’s year-olds are less happy
• Life expectancy for both Israeli men & women has increased by more than a decade since 1973.
By Zeev Klein
Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries on a list compiled by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development and was ranked No. 11.
Friends enjoying Saturday night dinner & drinks, by the Hatzbani River in northern Israel – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
However, Israel still came out ahead of Germany, the U.S., Japan, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic, Britain, Brazil, France and Mexico. Continue Reading »
With Mexico placing a distant 2nd with an average fertility rate of 2.2 children per woman and France, the U.S., Britain, the Netherlands, and Spain fairing less than 2 per woman, Israeli women have 3.1 children on average.
By Maytal Yasur Beit-Or
Some 186,000 babies were born in Israel over the course of 2016, including 7,676 twins and 261 triplets, data from the country’s maternity wards shows. On average, a baby is born in Israel every three minutes, and a cesarean section is performed every 20 minutes.
These figures, and many others, were presented at the annual conference of the Israeli Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine, which looked at the country’s 26 hospitals and discovered that the average fertility rate in Israel is 3.1 children per woman, the highest among Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development member-nations. Continue Reading »
Organization reports Israel’s “green tax” has backfired by prompting Israelis to buy 400,000 new cars in the past 18 months, although the Jewish State’s battle against ‘polluting cars’ saw “tremendous” success.
By Zeev Klein
Israel has the highest road congestion among developed nations, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said in a new policy paper last week.
Heavy traffic in the heart of Tel Aviv [Illustrative] – Photo: Ronen Bar-Leb
According to the paper, Israel has the greatest average traffic density among OECD members, with more than 2.7 million vehicle-kilometers driven per kilometer of road. The data used for the paper is from 2014. Continue Reading »
According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Israel ranks poorly for income, housing market & poverty, yet Israelis express high satisfaction with life, as the Jewish State places high for education levels & good health.
By Liron Sahar
Israelis suffer from low wages, a difficult housing market and poverty, according to a report released Sunday by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on the nation’s “well-being”.
Israeli looks in a dumpster – Photo: Motti Kimchi
Israel is highly-ranked in several areas, particularly level of satisfaction with life in the country, health and acquiring education. Continue Reading »
Israel’s average mortality rate from heart diseases stands at less than 200 deaths per/100,000, which places Israel in a respectable 4th place according to the OECD report.
By Maytal Yasur Beit-Or
A report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has ranked Israel’s mortality rate for cardiovascular disease the fourth-lowest among OECD nations. Japan was ranked first, with the lowest rate of mortality from heart disease.
Heart disease mortality rate among lowest (Illustration) – Photo: GettyImages
The average mortality rate from heart disease in Israel stands at fewer than 200 deaths per 100,000 population; 161 among women and 220 among men. Continue Reading »
Compulsory conscription into the IDF has not lowered educational attainment rates, as 46% of Israeli adults had attained tertiary qualification in 2012, putting them #4 in global placement according to data recently released by the OECD.
By Thomas C. Frohlich
According to data recently released by the Organization for Co-operation and Development (OECD), more than half of Russian adults held tertiary degrees in 2012 — the equivalent of college degree in the United States — more than in any other country reviewed. Meanwhile, less than 4% of Chinese adults had tertiary qualifications in 2012, less than in any other country. 24/7 Wall St. Continue Reading »
Beginning Monday, new prices on some alcoholic beverages in Israel will come down, while the cost of others will shoot up considerably.
By David Lev
Beginning Monday, prices on some currently low-cost alcoholic beverages in Israel will shoot up – while the cost of others will come down considerably. The changes will come about as part of a taxation reform to set Israel’s duty on alcohol more in line with other Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries.
Liquors – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
According to the new rules, duties and taxes will be levied based on the amount of alcohol in a bottle. Continue Reading »
Israel may have a strong & resilient economy, but according to the OECD, it also has the highest poverty rate of all developed nations, and no one feels that more than the poor Israeli children.
By Israel Today Staff
Despite Israel’s overall economic resilience and strong global market presence, which we have written on numerous times in the past, the Jewish state continues to struggle with high poverty levels.
Photo taken from Israel Today
A survey published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on Wednesday revealed that Israel has the highest rate of poverty among all developed nations. Continue Reading »