Higher percentage of women hold jobs than men
Photo: Yisrael Bardugo
Photo: Yisrael Bardugo
60% of men unemployed
Photo: Yisrael Bardugo

70% of ultra-Orthodox men don't work

Study shows slight rise in rate of full-time employment amongst ultra-Orthodox, with women composing more than half of the workforce

A new study conducted by the Van Leer Institute ahead of a conference on the advancement of the ultra-Orthodox sector in Israel shows that less than 50% of adults in the community are employed. This

compared to an average of 20% in the secular sector.


Only 30% of ultra-Orthodox men are regularly employed, compared to 40% of ultra-Orthodox women.

60% of men said religious studies were their sole focus and over 40% of women said the same with regards to domestic care.


The poll, conducted regularly since 2002, indicated both male and female ultra-Orthodox employees were putting in more hours than previous years.


The study also found that ultra-Orthodox employees were more likely to say they were satisfied with jobs compared to their secular and religious counterparts.


A higher percent of ultra-Orthodox employees also said their line of work was directly related to their field of education compared to other sectors.


Almost half of ultra-Orthodox employees said they were content with their income level and 80% said they

felt fulfilled by their work. Men were more likely to be content with their income compared to women, in both ultra-Orthodox and secular sectors.


The Van Leer Institute polled 7,000 adult members of the ultra-Orthodox community and reported a possible 3% margin of error for the study.


פרסום ראשון: 11.12.07, 00:09
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