Photo: Dani Solomon
Women earn less
Photo: Dani Solomon

Women pay price of war

Failure to increase minimum wage could cost monthly NIS 600; 75 percent of minimum wage earners are women

Israeli women will be the ones to suffer financially following the second Lebanon war, according to a recent study conducted by the Adva Center.


In order to fund the war, the government implemented budget cuts and froze social-welfare programs.


For example, the decision not to raise the minimum wage will cost these wage earners, mainly women, up to NIS 600 (USD 142) a month. Seventy-five percent of the work force earning the minimum wage are women.


The Women's Budget Forum, which commissioned the study, called for the government to grant women in the North a “civil allowance” amounting to one month’s minimum wage.


פרסום ראשון: 01.21.07, 10:53
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