Poverty as Policy
By: Mtanes Shihadeh
July 2004
Available in Arabic and Hebrew

This report describes the average poverty level of Palestinian citizens in Israel during the last decade. It corroborates the claims that the main sources of poverty are discrimination and neglect by the state towards the Arab minority. The report emphasizes the ever-widening gaps between the Arab and Jewish populations. The report uses measures of gross income and net income to test the effect of transfer payments and taxes on the reduction of poverty in the Arab minority versus within the Jewish population.

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