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More Than a Quarter of Israeli Households Sought Welfare in 2011

Twenty-eight percent of Israeli households said they 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 compared to 2003.

In 2011, Israel had 107,000 single parent households.

The report was released ahead of Feb. 10, Family Day in Israel, Army Radio reported.

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