More than one-quarter of Israeli households sought welfare in 2011
More than one-quarter of Israeli households required welfare services in 2011, according to official data.
A report published on Feb. 6 by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics said that 520,000 out of 1.83 million registered households approached welfare services for assistance in 2011.
Out of those, 15 percent were single-parent households and 47 percent were one-person households.
The average Israeli household has 3.73 people with a monthly expenditure of $3,760. In 48 percent of Israeli households, each member has at least one room, an increase of four percentage points since 2003.
In 2011, Israel had 107,000 single-parent households.
The report was released ahead of Family Day in Israel, scheduled for Feb. 10, Army Radio reported.