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OBJECTIVES Local governments in Israel are responsible for the provision of oral health care to school children in their jurisdictions. Although Israel benefits from a high ratio of dentists to population, the evidence indicates a relatively poor level of juvenile oral health. The current study examines why some local government authorities engage in the… (More)
In a cross-country study we use a multiple regression in order to estimate the contribution of several factors to life expectancy. We find schooling as the main variable. Medicine also has a significant contribution. Calorie supply has a positive contribution only in the less developed countries.
We compare the different possibilities to reform a funded pension plan, whose balance is threatened by the decrease in mortality. Since the plan is mandatory, the welfare of workers might be depleted if contributions increase or if retirement age is raised. The empirical study of the Israeli data shows that a reform which decreases the pension's benefits is… (More)
This study analyzes the consumption of dental services in Israel and is based on data collected on households and their expenditures on dental health. Medical and social research in Israel generally take into account the significance of the ethnic dimenison to explain findings. In accordance with this established research mode, interview subjects were… (More)
This study explores the demand for private health care and supplemental health insurance in Israel, where universal national health insurance provides all inhabitants with a standard package of medical care. Our theoretical model and empirical study follow research previously conducted in four other countries. It was found that the self-employed in Israel… (More)
Routine dental examinations for children are important for early diagnosis and treatment of dental problems. The level of dental morbidity among Israeli children is higher than the global average. A July 2010 reform of Israel's National Health Insurance Law gradually offers free dental services for children up to age 12. The study examines the use of dental… (More)