The Gender Index 2022

Gender Inequality in Israel

Edited by

Hagar Tzameret, Naomi Chazan, Hanna Herzog, Yulia Basin, Ronna Brayer-Garb, Hadass Ben Eliyahu

Publisher Van Leer Institute Press
Language Hebrew
Year of Publication 2022
Series Gender Index, Publications of the Center for the Advancement of Women in the Public Sphere (WIPS)

This is the 10th publication of the Gender Index, an innovative and groundbreaking tool developed by WIPS—The Center for the Advancement of Women in the Public Sphere at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute—provides broad-ranging evaluation of the inequality between men and women in Israel over time. The Index provides a detailed picture of the state of inequality in various areas of life—work, education, poverty, political and economic power, culture, violence, division of time, health, center-periphery relations, Arab society, Ultra-Orthodox society, and age 65+—and makes it possible to assign an overall score to gender inequality in Israel on the basis of the aggregate of the factors that determine the status of women in society.

What's new in the gender index for 2022? After two years in which the social and economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic were examined in a separate spotlight, the calculation of the results of the 2022 Index includes the data of the first year of COVID-19.

The Index enables us to see how gender inequality is a deeply rooted feature of Israeli society, and therefore provides a vital tool for decision-makers in government and public institutions in their efforts to narrow gender gaps and to strengthen Israel's democratic foundations.

The Gender Index in English can be downloaded in PDF form.

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