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Report 07-08 [JIIS -- Jerusalem Facts and Trends 2007-2008 -- Maya Choshen, Michal Korach and Dan Kaufman]

Report 07-08 [JIIS -- Jerusalem Facts and Trends 2007-2008 -- Maya Choshen, Michal Korach and Dan Kaufman]

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Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies
Founded by the Charles H. Revson Foundation
Jerusalem: Facts and Trends2007 / 2008
Maya Choshen, Michal KorachAnd Dan Kaufman2010
 
This publication is published with assistance of theCharles H. Revson Foundation, New York.The opinions expressed herein are solely of the authors.Translation from Hebrew: Sagir International Translations, Ltd.© 2010 The Jerusalem Institute for Israel StudiesThe Hay Elyachar House20 Radak Street, Jerusalem 92186http://www.jiis.org.il
 
Table of Contents
About the authors .......................................................................................................................................5Introduction .................................................................................................................................................6Area ..............................................................................................................................................................7Population ....................................................................................................................................................7
Population size .....................................................................................................................................7Geographic distribution of the population ...........................................................................................8Population growth ................................................................................................................................8Sources of population growth ..............................................................................................................9
 Birth ...........................................................................................................................................9Mortality ..................................................................................................................................11 Natural population growth ......................................................................................................12 Immigration .............................................................................................................................13Migration between localities ...................................................................................................14
Age of the population ........................................................................................................................17
Level of religious identication
.........................................................................................................19Households ........................................................................................................................................19Incidence of poverty ..........................................................................................................................20Socio-economic status .......................................................................................................................21Ownership of durable goods ..............................................................................................................21Monthly consumer expenditure .........................................................................................................22Housing density .................................................................................................................................22
Employment ...............................................................................................................................................23
Rate of participation in the the civilian labor force ...........................................................................23Employment by economic branch .....................................................................................................24Industry ..............................................................................................................................................26Income and wages .............................................................................................................................27
Education .................................................................................................................................................29
The education system in Jerusalem ...................................................................................................29
 Hebrew education ....................................................................................................................30 Arab education ........................................................................................................................31Special education ....................................................................................................................31
 Eligibility for matriculation certicates
..................................................................................32
Higher education ................................................................................................................................32
University registration.............................................................................................................33
Construction ..............................................................................................................................................34
Apartments .........................................................................................................................................34Apartment prices................................................................................................................................34Construction starts ............................................................................................................................34Construction completions .................................................................................................................36
Tourism .................................................................................................................................................37
Tourist hotels .....................................................................................................................................37Guests and overnight-stays ................................................................................................................37West Jerusalem East Jerusalem ......................................................................................................38Jerusalem versus other selected cities ...............................................................................................39Revenues ............................................................................................................................................40
Mayoral and City Council Elections .......................................................................................................41

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