Through a Gender Lens: Looking at the National Budget Proposal and the Budget Arrangements Law for Fiscal Years 2009/2010

This newest report in a serious of annual reports on the gender implications of Israel’s national budget is for two years – 2009 and 2010 – and analyzes both revenues and expenditures. Revenue sources examined include income and corporate taxes, the health tax, and legislation invalidating a national labor court decision making childcare expenses tax-deductible.

On the expenditures side, the focus is on social service budgets, including the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education, transfer payments, allocations for services for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, daycare subsidies, and subsides for vocational training.