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Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) and the Social Sciences Data Center (ISDC) at the Hebrew University, invite you to participate in a seminar on

The CBS continuous Surveys as a Basis for Economic and Social Research

To be held at Mount Scopus campus on October 23, 2003


New datasets

816. Labour Force Survey 2002
Source: Israel Central Bureau of Statistics

The dataset of 2002 Labour Force Survey (LFS) has been received, processed and is now ready for distribution. It enlarges the series of 35 years of CBS Labour Force datasets held by ISDC. In 2002 LFS, the CBS made a few modifications in the estimation methods. Immigrants of the 1990ís who have lived in Israel more than 4 years do not consist as a separate weighting group any more; the city of Ashdod is now a separate geographic unit, the geographic division of the Kibbutzim and of the Moshavim has been canceled so that all kibbutzim comprise one group and all the Moshavim comprise another group. Further details of these modifications are published in the Current Statistics - Labour Force Survey 2002. In order to allow users to run a multi-year analysis on both 2002 and previous LFS data, the CBS has prepared an updated dataset for 2001 Labour Force Survey, using the new estimation methods. Thus, 2001, with its two data versions serves as a linking year between the old and the new methods. As announced last year, ISDC provides users with one of two LFS anonymous data versions. The PUF version is available for all users while the more detailed dataset is available only to faculty members who sign an MUC contract with the CBS (N=104,143).

774. Philanthropy in Israel: Patterns of Giving and Volunteering
Source: Shye, S., Lazar, A., Duchin, R. and B. Gidron

The Study was conducted in 1998 by the Israeli Center for Third Sector Research (ICTR) at Ben-Gurion University, with the purpose of investigating patterns and extent of contributing to and volunteering in Israel. A representative sample of 1,200 Jews and 300 Arabs was drawn from Israelís population aged 21+ and questioned in telephone interviews. The respondents were asked about their contributions and volunteering during the year before the interview: extent of donated money or work time, its context, its target institutions or persons, whether they initiated the philanthropy activity or whether they reacted to a request or an institutional approach, the target social domain and other details concerning philanthropy. Respondents were also asked about their membership in various associations and their attitudes toward philanthropy activities (N= 1,500).

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