Social policy


Prof. Asher Ben-Arieh

Dean of the School
Full Professor
Room 418

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Academic Profile: 

Ph.D. 1999, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Lecturer 2000, Senior Lecturer 2005, Associate Professor 2011..

Research Interests:

Indicators of children's well-being. The politics of social policy. Parliaments and social policy. Children's rights and the Sociology of childhood.

Abstracts of Current Research :

Most of my research focuses on (a) the nature of children’s well-being and the factors affecting it, (b) the methodology of social indicators, and (c) the use of indicators of children’s well-being in the process of making and implementing child and public policy. The theoretical approach guiding my work is based on three concepts: the power of information, childhood as a (sociological) stage in itself, and children’s rights.

As a part of a team of researchers at ClemsonUniversity, DukeUniversity, and the Universityof Chicago, I am examining the effects of Strong Communities, a multi-million-dollar initiative to prevent child maltreatment in Greenville County, South Carolina, by building and strengthening norms of mutual assistance and of collective responsibility for family support.  Building on the efforts of all sectors of society including young people themselves, Strong Communities is a complex initiative posing difficult challenges for ongoing assessment of children’s safety and well-being and for identification of the potent inputs in this process and in its replication elsewhere. This project will enhance and inform my work on the active role children can and should play both in the study of their own well-being and in the impact of those studies on policies.

 As the Israeli representative in the EU’s COST A/19 working group on child welfare, I am both learning from and contributing to the intergenerational perspective framing the COST’s work, particularly in relation to children’s role in advancing their own status. 

I also continue my research in the field of children’s well being indicators. In my research I continue to explore the theoretical conceptualization of children’s well being, to seek and develop new and appropriate indicators for children well being and to study the indicators role in the policy making process.

 Through the Global Monitoring Report (GMR) of UNESCO, The UNICEF report cards series and the Kids Count project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, I am studying the evolution of the nature and use of indicators of child well-being.  In this context, I have the rare opportunity to examine how my own scholarship has influenced the field.

Key words: Well-being, children’s rights, child policy, social indicators, childhood as a stage of itself.



Recent Publications:


Ben-Arieh, A., Kaufman, H.N., Andrews, B.A., George, R., Lee, B.J. & Aber, J.L. (2001) Measuring and Monitoring Children's Well Being Dordrecht; Kluwer Academic Press.

Refereed articles:

Ben-Arieh, A. (2000). "The Politics of Social Welfare: MP's Attitudes and Activities in the 13th Israeli Knesset" Journal of Legislature Studies Vol.6 No.2 (pp. 1-18).

Ben-Arieh, A. (2000) "Beyond Welfare: Measuring and Monitoring the State of Children- New Trends and Domains" Social Indicators Research Vol. 52 No. 3 (pp. 235-257).

Haj-Yahia, M.M. & Ben-Arieh, A. (2000) "Incidence of Exposure to Violence in the Family of Origin Among Arab Adolescents and Its Sciodemographic Correlates: Child Abuse and Neglect Vol. 24. No. 10 (pp. 1299-1315).

Ben-Arieh, A. & Lee, B.J. (2000) "Poor children in Illinoisand Israel: Whom do the income maintenance program serve?" Social Security 58 (pp. 97-112) (Hebrew).

Ben-Arieh, A. & Danon, Y.L. (2001) “Epidemiological Trends of Pediatric Emergency Referrals in Israel” IMAJ 3 (pp. 231-232).

Ben-Arieh, A. (2001) “Members of the 13th Israeli Knesset and their influence on social policy: who influenced?” Society and Welfare 21/4  (pp.403-420) (Hebrew).

Ben-Arieh, A. & Ofir, A. (2002) “Time for (more) time-use studies: Studying the daily activities of children Childhood 9/2 (pp. 253-276).

Ben-Arieh, A. (2002) "Who is for Kids and Who is just Kidding? Members of The Israeli Knesset’s Activities on Children’s Issues Between 1990-2001"Social Policy and Society 1/4  (pp.335-347).

Ben-Arieh, A & Doron A. (2003) The Making of Social Policy in Israel: Perceived Influence of Members of the 13th Israeli Knesset”  The Review of Policy Studies  20/7 (pp. 309-327).

Ben-Arieh, A. & Boyer, Y. (2003) “The little citizen? Citizenship and childhood in Israel” Social Security 63  (pp. 236-270) (Hebrew).

Gal, J. & Ben-Arieh, A. (2003) ”Transfer payment and support for families with children in a comparative perspective” Social Security 63  (pp. 69-76) (Hebrew).

Ben-Arieh, A. (2004) “Who cares? Knesset members activities on children well being issues between 1990 – 2001” Society and Welfare  (pp. 383-399) (Hebrew).

Ben-Arieh, A & Boyer, Y. (2005) "Citizenship and childhood in Israel: the state of affairs" Childhood 12/1 (pp. 33-53).

Ben-Arieh, A. (2005) “Where are the children? Children's role in measuring and monitoring their well-being” Social Indicators 74/3 (pp. 573 – 596).

Khoury-Kassabri, M. Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Ben-Arieh, A. (accepted for publication) “Adolescents approach toward children rights: Comparison between Jewish and Palestinian children from Israel and the Palestinian Authority” Children and Youth Service Review .

Ben-Arieh, A (accepted for publication) Is the study of the “State of Our Children” changing? Revisiting after five years” Children and Youth Service Review.

Ben-Arieh, A., Khoury-Kassabri, M., & Haj-Yahia, M. M. (accepted for publication) “Generational, Ethnic, and National Differences in Attitudes toward the Rights of Children in Israel and Palestine” American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.


Chapters and articles in books:

Ben-Arieh A. (2000) "Does the Knesset Matter? MK's influence on the making of Social Policy in Israel" in Ben-Arieh, A. & Gal, J. (Eds.) Into the Promised Land: Issues Facing the Welfare State (pp. 137-152). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Ben-Arieh, A. (2002) “Evaluating the outcomes of programs Vs. Monitoring Well Being: A Child Centerd Perspective” In Vecchiato, T., Maluccio,A.N. and Canali, C. (Eds.). Evaluation in Child and Family Services: Comparative Client and Program perspective  (pp.150-160) New-York: Aldine de Gruyter.

Ben-Arieh, A., Boyer, Y. & Gajst, I. (2004) “Children’s Welfare in Israel:Growing up in a multi-cultural society” in Jensen, A.M., Ben-Arieh, A., Conti, C., Kutsar, D., Phadraig, M.N. and Nielsen, H.M. (Ed.) Children’s Welfare in Ageing Europe V. I-II   Trondhiem: Norwegian Centre for Child Research.

Ben-Arieh, A. (2005) “Mesuring and Monitoring Children’s Well Being: The Role of Children” in Klöckner, C. and Paetzel, U. Kindheitsforschung und kommunale Praxis (Arbeitstitel): Praxisnahe Erkenntnisse aus der aktuellen Kindheitsforschung. Wiesbaden, Germany: VS-Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Ben-Arieh, A & Goerge, R (2006) “Measuring and Monitoring Children’s Well-Being: The policy process” in Ben-Arieh, A. & Goerge, R.(Ed.) Indicators of children's well being: understanding their role, usage and policy influence   Springer: Dordrecht, Netherlands.

Titler, J. & Ben-Arieh A. (2006) “So where should the research go? Some possible directions and their research implications” in Ben-Arieh, A. & Goerge, R.(Ed.) Indicators of children's well being: understanding their role, usage and policy influence   Springer: Dordrecht, Netherlands .


Academic editing:

Ben-Arieh, A. & Gal, J. (Eds.) (2000) Into the Promised Land: Issues Facing the Welfare State (470 pages) Westport, CT: Praeger.

Jensen, A.M., Ben-Arieh, A., Conti, C., Kutsar, D., Phadraig, M.N. & Nielsen, H.M. (Ed.) (2004) Children’s Welfare in Ageing Europe V. I-II   Trondhiem:Norwegian Centre for Child Research

Ben-Arieh, A. & Goerge, R. (Ed.) (2005) Indicators of children's well being: understanding their role, usage and policy influence   Springer: Dordrecht,Netherlands

Ben-Arieh, A., Zionit, Y.  & Binstok-Rivlin, Z. (ed.) (2000, 2001)  Children in Israel - An Annual Statistical Abstract (Hebrew) Center For Research and Public Education, National Council For The Child ; Jerusalem, also published in English as Ben-Arieh, A., Zionit, Y.  & Binstok-Rivlin, Z. (ed.) (2001) The State Of The Child In Israel - A Statistical Abstract  Center For Research and Public Education, National Council For The Child ; Jerusalem

Ben-Arieh, A., Zionit, Y.  & Krizak, G. (ed.) (2002, 2003)  Children in Israel - An Annual Statistical Abstract (Hebrew) Center For Research and Public Education, National Council For The Child; Jerusalem

Guest editor with Dr. John Gal Social Security 56 “The future of the welfare state”

Guest editor with Prof. Yossi Tamir Social Security 63 “Children, Childhood and Children rights”

Special guest editor with Prof. Ivar Frones (3 volumes) Social Indicators Research Journal” indicators of children well being


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Prof. Mimi Ajzenstadt

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Research Interests:

Criminology and foreign workers, Gender and social policy, Access to justice,   Gender, civil society and the welfare state, Qualitative research methods. 


Research Projects:

Incarcerated Motherhood

The socio-legal construction of foreign workers' involvement in crime.

Ngoization of Civil Spaces: Civil Society, Transformation of Welfare and Women's Organizations


Abstracts of Current Research :

 Incarcerated Motherhood: 

The project examines the way motherhood is perceived and experienced by incarcerated females and prison personnel. Based on interviews with mothers incarcerated in the Israeli female prison, the study attempts to understand both the social-structural factors influencing motherhood in prison and the methods in which female prisoners create their own identity as mothers.


The socio-legal construction of foreign workers' involvement in crime.

This study follows law enforcement agencies attitudes and practices towards documented, un-documented and asylum seekers in Israel. It analyzes various variables related to arrest data. Utilizing the narrative method, it analyzes court cases of foreign workers that appeared before the court in criminal offences and examines the public and official discourse relating to this group. The construction of the socio-legal reaction to foreign workers' involvement in crime is situated in the wider political economic regime of neo-liberalism and its logic.


Ngoization of Civil Spaces: Civil Society, Transformation of Welfare and Women's Organizations

This historical study traces the origin and emergence of women's organizations that provide welfare services and their evolvement over time. It focuses on the transformation in the social and political roles played by these NGOs in the creation of civil society. The project is grounded within wider processes such as: the transformation of social movements and community based organizations into formalized  NGOs and  the concomitant NGOization of civil society; erosion of the welfare state within the framework of neo-liberal regimes and ideologies.



Recent Publications:


Ajzenstadt, Mimi, Soffer, Michal and Steinberg Odeda (2010) In the Prison I Rest: Women Behind the Prison Walls. Tel-Aviv: Hakibutz Hameuhad, Kav Adom Series(Hebrew).

Edited Books

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and John Gal (eds.) (2010). Children, Families and Women in the welfare Mediterranean Countries. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and John Gal (eds.) (2009). Access to Social Justice in Israel. Jerusalem: The Taub Centre for the Study of Social Policy in Israel (Hebrew).

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Guy Mundlak (eds.) (2008) Empowerment on Trial.  Tel-Aviv: Tel-Aviv University, Nevo (Hebrew).


Book Chapters

 Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2010) "Children, Families and Women in the Israeli State: 1888-2008." In: Mimi Ajzenstadt and John Gal (eds.).Children, Families and Women in the welfare Mediterranean Countries. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Pp. 143-163.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2010). "The Jewish Women's Equal Rights Association of Palestine and its Struggle to Establish the Role of 'Mother of the Family' in Pre-State Israel, 1919-1948." In:  Eyal Katvan, Margalit Shilo and Ruth Halperin-Kadari (eds.). One Law for Man and Woman: Women, Rights and Law in Mandatory Palestine. Ramt-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press (Hebrew). Pp.57-85.   

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2010) "Women in the Workforce in the Context of Neo-Liberalism: The Case of Israel." In: Shelley A.M. Gavigan and Dorothy E. Chunn. (Eds.) The Legal Tender of Gender: Law, Welfare and the Regulation of Women's Poverty. Oxford: Hart. Pp. 123-141.


Articles in Refereed Journals

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2009) "Moral Panic and Neo-Liberalism: The Case of Single Mothers on Welfare in Israel.British Journal of Criminology. 49(1): 68-87.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2009) "Judicialization, Neo-Liberalism and Foreign Workers in Israel." International Review of Constitutionalism. 9(1): 107-133.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and David Bar-Gal (2010) "The Birth of the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1953-1958)".Society and Welfare. 30(1): 9-27. (Hebrew).

Soffer, Michal and Mimi Ajzenstadt  (2010) "On Stigma and Otherness: Mirror Representations of HIV/AIDS and Heart Disease in the Israeli Press." Qualitative Health Research. 20 (8): 1033-1049.

Bar–Almog, Michal and Mimi Ajzenstadt (2010) "Women, Welfare and Civil Society Organizations: Creating an Alternative Women’s Welfare Sphere in Israel". Social Policy and Administration. 44(6):  673–688. 

Soffer, Michal and Mimi Ajzenstadt (2010) "The Multidimensionality of 'Pains of Imprisonment' among Incarcerated Women in Israel" Women and Health. 50(6):491-505.

Fried, Bell and Mimi Ajzenstadt (2011) "Pathological Women Gamblers: Gender-Related Aspects of Control." Sex Roles. 66:128-142.

Gal, John and Mimi Ajzenstadt (2013) "The Long Path from a Soup Kitchen to a Welfare State in Israel." Journal of Policy History.  25(2): 240-263.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Assaf Shapira (2012) "The Socio-Legal Construction of Otherness under a Neo-Liberal Regime: The Case of Foreign Workers in the Israeli Criminal Courts." British Journal of Criminology. 54(4): 685-704.

Statland-Vaintraub, Olga, Mona Khoury-Kassabri, Mimi Ajzenstadt and Shabi Amedi (2012) "Risk Factors for Involvement in Delinquency among Immigrants and Native-Born Israeli Girls." Children and Youth Services Review. 34:10: 2052–2060.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Mona Khoury-Kassabri (2013) "The Cultural Context of Juvenile Justice Policy in Israel." Journal of Social Policy. 14(1): 111-128.

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Prof. Avishai Benish

Head of B.S.W Program
Associate Professor
Room 510

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Dr. Avishai Benish


Academic Profile: 

LL.B., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2000; LL.M., Columbia University, New York, 2008; LL.D., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2009; Lecturer, 2010.

Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 2014-2015

Currently Visiting at New York University, New York, USA

Chairman, ESPAnet Israel, the Israeli national association of the European Network for Social Policy Analysis (ESPAnet)


Research Interests:

Social rights take-up and advocacy

Regulation and welfare state governance

Administrative justice and accountability in privatized welfare services

Social law and socio-legal studies


Research Projects:

Special issue in Public Administration

Accountability and Hybridity: Understanding Mixed Accountability Regimes under the New Forms of Welfare Governance.

(Guest editor with Professor Paola Mattei, Oxford University)

We invite papers that advance the debate about accountability in welfare governance, focusing in particular on hybridity, changing modes and consequences of changing accountability regimes. Further details are available here.


Between Rights and Care: Integrating Social Rights Advocacy into Social Work Practice (Israel Science Foundation): This research project (with Professor Idit Weiss-Gal) seeks to examine and conceptualize the integration of rights-based advocacy into social workers’ practice by offering  a comprehensive and multifaceted empirical examination of how social workers under the reform engage in take-up practice; of their perceptions of the nature of take-up practice; and of whether and how they incorporate the rights discourse and its logic into their practice.


Social Rights Take-up (Israeli National Insurance Institute): This research project (with Professor John Gal, Professor Mimi Ajzenstadt & Dr. Roni Holler) explores the perceptions and practices of “take-up agents” in the public, private and non-profit sectors in the context of realizing the right to social security.



Refereed articles:

Avishai Benish, Dana Halevy and Shimon Spiro (2018) “Regulating social welfare services: Between compliance and learning,” International Journal of Social Welfare, 27(3), 226-235. [Link]

Avishai Benish, Dana Halevy and Shimon Spiro (2018) “A professional learning-based approach to: A case study of the Youth Protection Authority in Israel,” Society and Welfare, 38(1). (Hebrew)

Avishai Benish and Liron David (2018) “The right of access the administration in the welfare state: The (non-)take-up of social rights and the duty to make social rights accessible,” Law and Government, 19, 395-427 [Link]

Avishai Benish, Hanan Haber and Rotem Eliahou (2017) “The Regulatory Welfare State in Pension Markets: Mitigating High Charges for Low Income Savers in the United Kingdom and Israel,” Journal of Social Policy 46(2) 313-330 [Link] [SSRN]

Nissim Cohen, Avishai Benish, and Aya Shamriz-Ilouz (2016) “When the Clients Can Choose: Dilemmas of Street-Level Workers in Choice-Based Social Services,” Social Service Review 90 (4) 620-646. [Link] [SSRN]

Avishai Benish and Asa Maron (2016) “Infusing Public Law into Privatized Welfare: Lawyers, Economists and the Competing Logics of Administrative Reform,” Law and Society Review 50(4) 953-984. [Link] [SSRN]

Avishai Benish and Michal Kremer (2015) “Filling the Void: A Model for the Constitutional Right to Dignified Existence based on the German Constitutional Law,” Work, Society and Law 14 263-279. (Hebrew) [SSRN]

Avishai Benish (2014) “Outsourcing, Discretion, and Administrative Justice: Exploring the Acceptability of Privatized Decision Making," Law and Policy 36(2): 113-133. [Link] [SSRN] [JP]

Avishai Benish (2014) “The Public Accountability of Privatized Activation: The Case of Israel,” Social Policy and Administration 42(2): 262-277. [Link] [SSRN] [JP]

Avishai Benish and David Levi-Faur (2012) “New Forms of Administrative Law in Third Party Government,” Public Administration 90: 886-900. [Link] [SSRN] [JP]

Avishai Benish (2012) “New Public Management Reforms in Social Services: Lessons from 'Welfare-to-Work' Programs in a Comparative Perspective,” Social Security 90: 259- 290.  (Hebrew) [Link]

Avishai Benish (2012) “Social Services in the 21st Century: Trends and Challenges,” Social Security 90: 5-13.  (Hebrew) [Link]

Avishai Benish (2010) “Re-Bureaucratizing Welfare Administration,” Social Service Review 84: 77-101. [Link] [SSRN]

Avishai Benish and Roie Tsarfatie (2008) "When Labor Becomes a Commodity Again: A Critical Examination of Abnormally Low Bids in the Procurement of Employment Services" Tel Aviv University Journal of Law and Social Change 1: 93. (Hebrew)  [Link]

Avishai Benish (2008) “Contracting Out from The perspective of Public Law: Privatized 'Welfare to Work' Programs and the Limits of Oversight" Hebrew University Law Review (Mishpatim) 38: 283. (Hebrew) [SSRN]

Avishai Benish (2005) “Implementation of the 'Wisconsin Program' in Israel – Legal Aspects” Work, Society and Law 11: 121. (Hebrew)


Chapters and articles in books:

Avishai Benish (2018). The Privatization of Social Services in Israel. In: The Privatization of Israel (Paz-Fuchs, A., Mandelkern R. and Galnoor I., Eds.) (pp. 173-200). Palgrave Macmillan, New York. [Link] [SSRN]

Avishai Benish (2009) "Access to Justice in Welfare Services: The Case of the Administrative Tribunals in the 'Wisconsin Program," in John Gal and Mimi Ajzenstadt (Eds.) Access to social justice in Israel. Jerusalem: Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel. (Hebrew) [Link]

Tzvi Inbar, Shlomo Guverman and Avishai Benish (2003) “Constitution-Making and Amending,” in: Procedures for Ratifying and Amending a Constitution and Methods of Designing an Additional Knesset Chamber. Jerusalem: Israel Democracy Institute. (Hebrew)



John Gal and Avishai Benish, editors (2018) For the Welfare State: Selected Essays by Abraham Doron Tel Aviv: Resling. (Hebrew) [Link]

Mordechai Kremnitzer, David Kretzmer and Avishai Benish (2002) The Basic Laws as a Constitutional Foundation. Jerusalem: Israel Democracy Institute. (Hebrew) [Link]


Academic editing:

Guest editor (with Paola Mattei), Public Administration, “Accountability and Hybridity: Understanding Mixed Accountability Regimes under the New Forms of Welfare Governance” [Call for Papers]

Editor (with David Levi-Faur and Oren Perez), Policy, Regulation & Governance eJournal [Link]

Editor, Social Welfare Law Section, Social Security Journal (Hebrew) [Link]



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Prof. Maya Benish-Weisman

Associate Professor
Room 512

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Maya Benish-Weisman


Higher Education

2008 – 2010 Postdoctoral Studies (The Psychology Department, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

2008 – 2010 Postdoctoral Studies (Harris Early Child Development Training Center, Israel)

2007 – 2008 Postdoctoral Studies (Department of Psychology, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York)

2002-2007 Ph.D., (Direct Track), Psychology Department, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2000-2002 M.A., (in Clinical Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Magna Cum Laude(

1997-2000 B.A., (Psychology and Hebrew Literature (double major), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Magna Cum Laude(


Appointments at the Hebrew University

2020 current Senior Lecturer, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare ,The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)


Additional Functions (Within the Past Five Years)

2016 – 2020 Senior Lecturer, The Head of Educational Counseling Program,

(Department of Counseling and Human Development, The University of Haifa)

2018 – 2019 Visiting Scholar, (Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA)

2014 – 2015 Visiting Scholar, (Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, USA)

2010 – 2016 Lecturer, (Department of Counseling and Human Development, The University of Haifa)


Editorial Positions

2020 current Counseling editor – European Journal of Personality

2020 Current Counseling editor – Developmental Psychology

2016 – 2020 Editorial board member of the Emerging Adulthood


Research Grants (Within the Past Five Years)

2019 - 2022 ISF (Israel Science Foundation), “Socialization of Values in the Classroom: The Effect of Teachers’ Autonomy Support on Students’ Value Internalization and Behavior ” (with Moti Benita): 800,000 NIS.

2019 - 2022 BSF (The U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation), “Mom, that`s not how things work here: Parent-youth acculturation discrepancies and their effects on family functioning and adjustment among immigrant families in the US and Israel ”(with Seth Schwartz), $300,000.

2017-2019 The National Institute for Psychobiology in Israel, Perceptual sensitivity as the missing link in the relations between gene-environment interactions and anxiety (with Bat-Sheva Hadad), $50,000.


List of Publication (Within the Past Five Years)

McDonald, K. L., Benish-Weisman, M., O’Brien, C. T., & Ungvary, S. (2015). The social values of aggressive-prosocial youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44, 2245-2256.

Benish-Weisman, M., Kerem, E., Knafo-Noam, A., & Belsky, J. (2015). The Moderating Role of Genetics: The Effect of Length of Hospitalization on Children’s Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 6, 1-7.

Hasenfratz, L., Benish-Weisman, M., Steinberg, T., & Knafo, A. (2015). Temperament and peer problems from early to middle childhood: Gene-environment correlations with negative emotionality and sociability. Development and Psychopathology, 27, 1089-1109.

Benish- Weisman, M., Daniel, E., Schiefer, D. Möllering, A. & Knafo- Noam, A., (2015). Multiple social identifications and adolescents’ self-esteem. Journal of Adolescence,44, 21-31.

Benish-Weisman, M. (2015). The interplay between values and aggression: Longitudinal study. Developmental Psychology, 51, 677-687.

Benish-Weisman, M., & McDonald., K. (2015). Private self-consciousness and gender moderate how adolescents' values relate to aggression. Social Development, 26, 766-781.

Benish-Weisman, M., (2016). Ethnic identity and aggression in adolescence: A longitudinal study. Journal of Adolescence, 47, 131-134.

Ungvary, S., McDonald, K. L. & Benish-Weisman, M. (2018). Identifying and distinguishing value profiles in American and Israeli adolescents. Journal of Research on Adolescence. 28, 294-309

Sher-Censor, E., Benish-Weisman, M., Gal, L., & Karni S. (2018). The associations between national identity and adjustment: What can we learn from autobiographical narratives? International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 67, 12-24.

Daniel, E., Benish-Weisman, M. (2019). Value development during adolescence: Dimension of change and stability. Journal of Personality, 87(3), 620-632.

Hadar, L., & Benish‐Weisman, M. (2019). Teachers’ agency: Do their values make a difference? British Educational Research Journal,‏ 45(1), 137-160.

Benish-Weisman, M., Daniel, D., Sneddon, J., & Lee, J. (2019). The relations between values and prosocial behavior among children: The moderating role of age. Personality and Individual Differences, 141, 241–247.

Shtapura-Ifrahs, M., & Benish-Weisman, M. (2019). Seeking the help of school counselors: Cross-cultural differences in mothers’ knowledge, attitudes, and help-seeking behavior. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 69, 110-119.‏

Benita, M., Benish-Weisman, M., Matos, L., & Torres, C. (2019). Integrative and suppressive emotion regulation differentially predict well-being through basic need satisfaction and frustration: A test of three countries. Motivation and Emotion, 44(1), 67-81.

Benish‐Weisman, M. (2019). What can we learn about aggression from what adolescents consider important in life? The contribution of values theory to aggression research. Child Development Perspectives. 13(4), 260-266.

Levin, L., Benish-Weisman, M., & Savaya, R., (2020). Value profiles and perceived job performance of social workers in Israel. The British Journal of Social Work. 50(2), 348-368.

Benish‐Weisman, M., Daniel, E., & McDonald, K. L. (2020). Values and adolescent self‐esteem: The role of value content and congruence with classmates. European Journal of Social Psychology. 50(1), 207-223. 3 citations.

Crocetti, E., Benish-Weisman, M. & McDonald, K. L. (2020). Validation of the Arabic and Hebrew versions of the Utrecht-Management of Identity Commitments Scale (U-MICS). Journal of Adolescence, 79, 11-15.

Daniel, E., Benish-Weisman, M., Sneddon, J., & Lee, J. (in press). Value profiles during middle childhood: Developmental processes and social behavior. Child Development.

Schwartz, S. J., Walsh, S. D., Ward, C., Tartakovsky, E., Weisskirch, R. S., Vedder, P., …Benish-Weisman, M.... and the psychology of migration working group (in press). The role of psychologists in international migration research: Complementing other expertise and an interdisciplinary way forward. Migration Studies

Rubel – Lifschitz, T., Benish-Weisman, M., Torres, C., & McDonald, K. (in press). The revealing effect of power: Popularity moderates the associations of personal values with aggression in adolescence. Journal of Personality.

Daniel, E., Bardi, A., Fischer, R., Benish-Weisman, M., & Lee J. A., (in press). Changes in Personal Values in Pandemic Times. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Benish-Weisman, M., Oreg, S., & Berson, Y. (in press). The contribution of peer values to children’s values and behavior. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Lavy, S., & Benish-Weisman, M. (2021). Character strengths as “values in action”: Linking character strengths with values theory–an exploratory study of the case of gratitude and self-transcendence. Frontiers in Psychology12,

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Dr. Rana Eseed

Room 527

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Rana Eseed



Higher Education

2018-2019 Postdoctoral Studies (Department of Welfare and Social Policy, University of Bath, England).

2012-2018 Ph.D., (Social work and social welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel(

2008-2011 M.A., (Social work and social welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel(

2004-2007 B.A., (Social work and social welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel(


Awards and Excellence Scholarships (Within the Past Five Years)

2019-2012 MA`OF Fellowship, est. by the Kahanoff Foundation for outstanding Arab researchers.

2018 Council of Higher Education Fellowship Program for Outstanding Postdoctoral Researchers from the Arab Society.

2018 British Friends of the Hebrew University, fellowship for postdoctoral researchers.

2017-2018 Center for the Study of Multiculturalism and Diversity, scholarship for PhD candidates, Hebrew University.

2014- 2017 Hoffman PhD Leadership and Responsibility Fellowship Program, scholarship for Ph.D. candidates, Hebrew University.


Appointments at the Hebrew University

2019 Lecturer, Social work and social welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


Additional Functions

2012  Present Executive member, ESPAnet Israel, the Forum for Social Policy Research in Israel.


Research Grants

2019 The Ralph Goldman Center for Judaism, Social Welfare and Ethics, The role of religion among Palestinian social workers in Israel, 30,000 NIS.


List of Publication


Books & Edited Books

Eseed, R. (PI) & Jawad, R. (PI) (In press). Social Policy and the Islamic World in Comparative Perspective: Taking Stock, Moving Forward


Journal Articles

Eseed, R. (2017). When the state fails to provide services: The case of the Islamic Movement in Israel. Journal of Social Policy, 47, 565-582. doi:10.1017/S0047279417000757.

Eseed, R.,(PI) & Khoury-Kassabri, M(PI). (2017). Alcohol use among Arab Muslim adolescents: A mediation-moderation model of family, peer and community factors. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 88, 88-98. doi: 10.1037/ort0000263.

Eseed, R. (2016). Parent’s choices of child daycare in the Palestinian society in Israel. Bitachon Soziali, 99, 35-61. (Hebrew).

Massarwi, A. A. (PI), Eseed, R.,(CI) & Khoury-Kassabri, M.(CI( (

Eseed, R. (PI) (2019). Social service provision by minority religious organizations: A case study of the Islamic Movement in Kafr Qassim. Journal of Social Policy, 49, 507-524. doi:10.1017/S004727941900062X

Eseed, R. (2019). The Islamic movement in Israel: Development and key features. Journal of Welfare and Society,4 ,609-633. (Hebrew(.

Khoury-Kassabri, M., Zadok, I., Eseed, R. & Vazsonyi, A. (2020). Individual and familial factors as mediators and moderators of young children’s aggressive behavior. Children and Youth Service Review.

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Jhon Gal

Prof. John Gal

Full Professor
Room 519

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Research Interests:

Social policy and social protection in Israel; Comparative analysis of welfare states; Social work and policy practice.


Research Projects:

Mediterranean Welfare States

Social and Economic Rights in Israel (FP7)

Social Work and Policy Practice (with Prof. Idit Weiss-Gal)

Religion and Social Policy

Policy Transfers in Israeli Social Welfare


Abstracts of Current Research :

Mediterranean Welfare States: This study seeks to identify commonalities and differences between welfare states in the Mediterranean region.  The goal of the study is to ascertain whether the "olive oil welfare states" have specific features that distinguish between them and other welfare states and if these features can contribute to our understanding of social policy formulation and impacts in these nations.

Social and Economic Rights in Israel (FP7):  As part of a greater study on issues of citizenship  in the European Union, this study will seek to examine the social and economic rights of labor migrants in Israel and to examine issues of gender and ethnicity in Israeli society.

Social Work and Policy Practice:  While involvement in social change is a professed goal of social work, relatively little is known on the ways in which social workers actually engage in policy-practice intended to change social policy on different levels.  The goal of this cross-national  project is to investigate the various forms of engagement of social workers in policy practice and to formulate an explanatory  model for this type of practice.

Religion and Social Policy:  Is Israel a Jewish welfare state?  This project will seek to examine the impact of religion and religious belief on the Israeli welfare state in an historical perspective.  It will seek to establish the degree to which religion and nationalism have played a role in the formulation of the Israeli welfare state.

Policy Transfers in Israeli Social Welfare:  The goal of this study is to examine the impact of policy transfers in various fields of social welfare, social policy and social work in Israel.  The study will include an analysis of the role of German social workers on the establishment of social work in Israel and a number of other cases in which policy transfers apparently occurred.



Recent Publications:


Aviram, U., Gal, J. and Katan, Y. (eds.), (2007).  Formulating social policy in Israel: Trends and issues.   Jerusalem: Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel. (Hebrew). 359 pgs.

Gal, J. and Ajzenstadt, M. (eds.) (2009). Access to social justice in Israel.  Jerusalem: Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel. (Hebrew)

Ajzenstadt, M. and Gal, J. [eds.] [2010]. Children, families and gender in Mediterranean welfare states.  Dordrecht: Springer.

Weiss-Gal, I. & Gal, J. (2011).  Policy-practice in social work.  Jerusalem: Magnes. (Hebrew)

Gal, J. and Weiss-Gal, I. (eds.). (2013). Social workers affecting social policy: Policy practice in an international perspective. Bristol: Policy Press.

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals:

Ben-Arieh, A., Gal J., Nepomnyaschy, L., & Garfinkel, I. (2007). Child and family outcomes in New York and Tel Aviv: Using social indicators in a city level comparative analysis. Social Indicators Research, 80: 223-248.

Gal, J. (2007). The puzzling warfare-welfare nexus. War and Society, 26:99-117.

Weiss, I, & Gal, J. (2007). Social workers' attitudes towards social welfare policy. International Journal of Social Welfare, 16:349-357.

Weiss, I, & Gal, J. (2007).  Poverty in the eyes of the beholder: Social workers compared to other middle class professionals. British Journal of Social Work, 37:893-908.

Koreh, M., Gal, J. & Cohen, R. (2007). A cross-national comparative perspective on social assistance in Israel.  Social Security, 74: 43-69. (Hebrew)

Ajzenstadt, M., Gal, J. & Shapira, A. (2007) Towards evidence-based policy: A systematic review of programs dealing with unemployment. Israeli Sociology, 9(1): 41-70. (Hebrew).

Weiss, I, & Gal, J. (2008).  Social welfare policy: Preferences of Arab and Jewish social workers in Israel. Families in Society, 89: 129-138.

Weiss-Gal, I., & Gal, J. (2008). Social workers and policy practice:  The role of social and professional values. Journal of Social Service Research, 34:4, 15-29.

Avrami, S., Gal, J., & Weiss-Gal, I. (2008).  Knesset committees as a venue for social worker' policy practice activity.  Welfare and Society, 25:1, 103-122.  (Hebrew).

Gal, J. (2008).  Immigration and the categorical welfare state in Israel.  Social Service Review, 82:4, 639-661.

Weiss-Gal, I and Gal, J.  (2009). Realizing rights in social work. Social Service Review, 83:2,267-292.

Gal, J. & Bargal, D. (2009). Labor welfare in Israel. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 24, 185-204 (Also published in P.A. Kurzman & R. Paul Maiden (eds), Union Contributions to Labor Welfare Policy and Practice. London: Routledge).

Malul, M., Gal, J. & Greenstein, M. (2009).  A Universal Basic Income: Income and practice in the Israeli case.  Basic Income Studies, 4:1 article 4.

Katan, Y., Gal, J. & Weiss-Gal, I. (2009). The role of the local in dealing with poverty. Welfare and Society, 29:2-3, 283-310.(Hebrew)

Weiss-Gal, I., Gal, J.   &  Avrami, S. (2009).Policy-practice in action:  Social workers and parliamentary committees. Social Security, 81. (Hebrew)

Gal, J.  & Weiss-Gal, I.  (2011).  Social policy formulation and the role of professionals: The involvement of social workers in parliamentary committees in Israel. Health and Social Care in the Community, 19:2, 158-167. (Also published as Weiss-Gal, I.,  Gal, J. & Avrami, S. (2009).Policy-practice in action:  Social workers and parliamentary committees. Social Security, 81, 39-74. (Hebrew)

Gal, J. (2010).  Is there an extended family of Mediterranean welfare states? Journal of European Social Policy, 20:4, 283-300.

Bar-Nir, D. & Gal, J. (2011). Who has the power? The role of NPOs in local authorities.  Voluntas, 22:1.

Holler, R. & Gal, J. (2011).  Subsidizing early childhood: Israel in a cross-national comparative perspective.  Social Security, 87, 37-64. (Hebrew)

Gal, J. & Ajzenstadt, M. (2013).  The long path from a soup kitchen to a welfare state in Israel.  Journal of Policy History, 25, 240-263.

Gal, J. & Holler, R. (In Press). The development of social policy research in Israel.  Israel Affairs.

Weiss-Gal, I. & Gal, J. (In Press).  Social workers as policy actors.  Journal of Social Policy.

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Dr. Roni Holler

Head, Center for Disability Studies
Senior Lecturer
Room 522

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Research interests:

Disability policy; Disability studies; Social policy in Israel and in comparative perspective; History of the welfare state


Current research projects:

Guardianship and Supported Decision Making for Persons with Disabilities: A Mixed Method Analysis of Social Workers' Decision-Making Process (CO-PI with Dr. Shirli Werner, ISF Grant number 268/18).

In recent years, several welfare states, including Israel, have amended their guardianship laws. The proper implementations of these laws, including the decision whether to appoint a guardian or the less restrictive alternative of supported decision maker, is greatly influenced by social workers. In our research project we seek to contribute to a better understanding of social workers’ decisions about guardianship and supported decision making. Attention will be paid to understanding the contribution of individual level, social workers’ level, and societal-legal level factors to this process.

Active Take Up in Social Security (CO-PI With Prof. Mimi Ajzenstadt, Dr. Avishai Benish & Prof. John, National Insurance Institute Grant)

One of the limitations of social security programmes is the problem of non-take-up, by which people who are entitled to receive benefits do not receive them. Despite a growing political and academic interests in understanding and tackling this issue, hitherto little is known about the barriers for participation in social benefits and the effective policy tools to overcome these barriers. The aim of this project is to address this theoretical and empirical gap, by mapping a)  the barriers facing social security beneficiaries in taking up their rights b)  the interventions put forward by various actors in order to help citizens to take up their rights. Moreover, assuming non-take-up to be a multi-dimensional in nature, our analysis focuses on various levels of barriers and interventions, including social, legal, bureaucratic and organizational.

Understanding Role Perception of Family, Professional and Volunteer Supporters in Supported Decision Making Scheme  (CO-PI With  Dr. Itay Greenspan and Prof. Shirli Werner, Warburg Fund)

In the Israeli context, the criticism towards guardianship led to the 2016 amendment of the Legal Capacity and Guardianship Law and to the development of a less restrictive alternative known as supported decision making. Since supported decision making is a relatively new policy tool, we know little about its actual implementation, including the way supporters perceive their role. In order to fill this gap, our goal in this study is to examine the role perceptions of Israeli supporters under the new reform, as well as their motivation for becoming supporters.



Articles in Refereed Journals

Holler, R., & Gal, J. (2011). Subsidies for early childhood education and care: The

Israeli model in a cross-national comparative perspective. Social Security, 87,

37-63 (Hebrew) [Link].

Holler, R. (2014). Disability and employment policy in the Israeli welfare state:

Between exclusion and inclusion. Disability & Society29, 1369-1382 [Link]


Holler, R. (2014). People with disabilities and the Israeli welfare state: The case of

relief work. Social Security, 95, 39-76 (Hebrew) [Link].

Gal, J. & Holler, R. (2014). The development of social policy research in Israel, Israel

Affairs, 20, 452-469 [Link] [SSRN].

Holler, R. (2017). Disabling ideas – disabling policies: The case of disability

employment policy in the newly established Israeli state. Social Policy &

Administration, 51, 424-441[Link] [SSRN].

Holler, R. & Werner, S. (2018). Perceptions toward Disability among Social Work

Students in Israel: Development and Validation of a New Scale. Health &

Social Care in the Community, 26(3), 423-432 [Link].

Holler, R. (2018). “Rebuilding a shattered life and a broken body”: Social work and

disability discourses in Israel’s first decades. British Journal of Social

Work [Link] [SSRN].

Holler, R (2018). Disability studies: Challenges and Issues. Theory and Criticism, 50,

475-492. (Hebrew).]Link]

Holler, R. (2019). “Rebuilding a shattered life and a broken body”: Social work and

disability discourses in Israel’s first decades. British Journal of Social Work,

49, 448-465. [Link] [SSRN].

Holler, R. (2019). The role of the welfare state in supporting economic transitions

following family bereavement: Comparing Britain and Israel. Social Policy &

Administration, 53, 128-141. [Link]

Werner, S. & Holler, R. (2020). Attitudes toward guardianship and their association with the importance of social work goals and perspectives of disability within

the social work profession. Disability and Rehabilitation, 42, 712-721. [Link]

Holler, R. (2020). Material, Stigmatic and Agentic Dimensions in the Experience of Claiming Disability Benefits: The Israeli Case. Social Policy & Administration. [Link]

Holler, R. Shemla, I.& Maeir, A. (Accepted for publication). The disability orientation of occupational therapists in physical rehabilitation settings: tension between medical and social models in theory and practice. American Journal of Occupational Therapy


Edited Books

Gal, J. & Holler, R. (Eds.) (2019). ““Justice Instead of Charity”: Chapters in the Development of Social Work in Israel. Beer-Sheva: The Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel & Zionism, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Hebrew) [Link].


 Book Chapters

Holler, R. & Gal, J.(2019). History of social work in Israel: An introduction. In J. Gal & R. Holler (Eds.). “Justice Instead of Charity”: Chapters in the Development of Social Work in Israel. Beer-Sheva: The Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel & Zionism, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Hebrew).

Holler, R. )2019). Between the personal and the social: Social work and people with disabilities in Israel’s first decades. In J. Gal & R. Holler (Eds.). “Justice Instead of Charity”: Chapters in the Development of Social Work in Israel. Beer-Sheva: The Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel & Zionism, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Hebrew).

Holler, R. & Werner, S.,Tolub, Y. & Pumeranz, M. (2020). Choice and people with intellectual disability: The Israeli case. In R. J. Stancliffe, M. L. Wehmeyer, K. A. Shogren & B. H. Abery (Eds.). Choice, Preference and  Disability: Promoting Self-Determination Across the Lifespan  (pp. 87-110). Switzerland: Springer.

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Prof. Uri Yanay

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Research Interests:

Personal social services, social policy and services designed for victims of crime and terrorism, restorative justice programs, family group conferencing, ‘victim impact statement', the empowerment of individuals and groups through conferencing and mediation programs.


Research Projects:

 The principles and changes in the policy and programs designed for victims of hostile (terrorist) acts in Israel. Funding: The National Insurance Institute.

Caring for crime victims by the Local Welfare Bureaus in Israel. Funding: The National Insurance Institute.

Restorative Justice and Victim offender mediation programs study. Funding: The HarveyL.SilbertCenterforIsraelStudies.

The personal expenses of people who were criminally victimized. A grant by The Ministry of Justice, The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Crime Victims.

Worries of parents to school children, A research study.  Funding: The HebrewUniversityof Jerusalem.

The introduction of the "victim impact statement" in Israeli Courts of Law. Funding: The Israeli Association of Criminology and the MinervaCenterfor Human Rights.


Abstracts of Current Research :

Victims of terrorism: This research examines the personal social services and the social assistance programs designed to help individuals and families who lost their dear ones in a hostile (terrorist) act. The research focuses on the definition, nature and size of the target population, the different entitlements offered to victims, survivors and their dependents. It focuses on state and voluntary services that help civilians have suffered physical and mental injuries, loss of income or damage to their property as a result of an act of terrorism. The study includes an evaluation of these programs from the victims' perspective.

Local welfare bureausserving crime victims: The policy and administration of personal social services –:Israeldoes not yet have a program designed to assist crime victims. When in need, police and other agencies tend to refer crime victims to the local welfare bureaus. The study examines how local welfare bureaus  meet crime victims, including victims of serious crimes and provide them with the necessary personal social services. Service provision to this group is associated with considerable discretion. No legal "right" to such victims exists and no entitlements are formally ascribes. The study examines differences between local authorities in the provision and funding of personal social services to people who were criminally victimized.

Restorative Justice – Victim offender conferencing program adopted by the youth probation services.  This study examines the Israeli experience in applying restorative justice principles in the youth probation services. What began as an experiment in one town became a state wide project, applying various types of conferencing to engage crime victims and offenders in a dialogue, aimed at applying ‘re-integrative shaming’ principles, reducing re-offending by the perpetrators and empowering crime victims. Unique evidence emerges from multi-cultural conferencing experience where victims and offenders, coming from different communities in Israel, engage in a joint process, led by the probation services.

The personal expenses of people who were criminally victimized. People who were criminally victimized, face themselves, and their families, a significant reduction in their earnings and a loss of income. Furthermore, because of the different traumas involved, crime victims have to pay, themselves, for the different medical, mental and rehabilitation services that they need. The study includes families who lost a member in a man-slaughter case, women who suffered violence and fled to a refuge themselves, sometime with their children, and others who were  criminally victimized. The study focuses on the direct and indirect (short and long-term) costs that these victims faced.




Recent Publications:

Yanay, U. (2001). 'Support and Compensation Provided to Victims of Violent Crimes in Isael' in Kop, J. (Ed). Allocating Resources to Social Services - 2000, Jerusalem, The Center for Social Policy Research in Israel(pp. 227-250).

Yanay, U., Sharvit R. and Grabli, S. (2001). Victim-offender conferencing: A way to reconciliation and reducing crime in the community. Society and Welfare 21 (1) 27 – 50.

Yanay, U. (2002). Police Assisting Crime Victims: Caring for Victim Compensation. Police and Society. 6: 73 – 98.

Yanay, U.(2002) Victims of Criminal Injuries: Principles of Assistance in Canada. Social Security.  62: 142 – 168.

Yanay, U. (2003). The introduction of the "victim impact statement" in the Israeli courts of law, In Hovav, M., Sebba, L.  &  Amir, M., )ed.) Trends in Criminology, Jerusalem, The HebrewUniversityof Jerusalem, Faculty of Law. The Sacher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law. Pp. 235-274.

Yanay, U. (2004). A tough life for victims: Crime victims and the Israeli justice system. Social Security, Special English Edition, 7 pp. 115-138.

Yanay, U. (2004). Victim of Violent crimes in Germany: Legal, Support and Compensation Rights. Social Security 65: 84 – 110.

Yanay, U. Bar-David, E. and K. Shayit (2004). Perception of personal safety in Jerusalemneighbourhoods. Society and Welfare.  24 (2) 201 – 218.*

Yanay, U. & Benjamin, S. (2005). The role of social workers in disasters: The Jerusalem experience.  International Social Work.  48 (3) 263 – 276.

Yanay, U. (2005). Crime victims in Israel: Personal expenditures caused by the offence. Social Security 68, 25-50.*

Yanay, U. (2005). Women refuges in Israel: From voluntary initiative to government partnership. Social Security, 70 77-109*

Yanay, U. (2006) Personal security and the ‘Right’ to protection. Social Policy and Administration 40 (5) 509-525.


Chapters in Books

Yanay, U. & Grabli, S. (2008). "Probation Officers Considerations in Referring Youth to Victim Offender Conferencing" In Hovav M., Mell, H., & Golan M. (eds.) From Risk to Hope: Interventions with Juvenile Delinquents and Youth at Risk. Tel Aviv, CarmelPublishers  (In Hebrew).

Yanay, U (2008). "Introduction" In Sundaram, M. S., Jaishankar P. K..& S. Ramdoss(Eds.), Crime Victims and Justice: An Introduction to Restorative Principles. New Delhi: Serial Publications.

Yanay, U. & Gal, T (in press). "Lobbying for Rights: Crime Victims in Israel" In Shoham, S. G. & Knepper, P. (Eds) International Handbook of Victimology. London, Taylorand Francis.


Chapters in Journals

Yanay, U. (2007). Victim of hostile (terrorist) acts in Israel: The challenge of providing comprehensive assistance and care. Social Security 73, 11-39 (In Hebrew)

Yanay, U. (2007). Crime victims: care provided by municipal welfare offices. Society and Welfare  27 (2) 255-314 (In Hebrew)

Yanay, U. and Benbenishti R. (2008). Worries of parents' to school children in Israel. Families in Society. 89 (1) 150 – 158.



Yanay, U., Braun, F., and Kosher, H. (2007). The Personal Social Services – An International Perspective: International Comparison of Policy and Services to Children at Risk, Handicap and the Elderly in France, The United Kingdom, theNetherlands, Canada, Denmarkand New Zealand. Jerusalem, The HebrewUniversityof Jerusalem, ThePaulBaerwaldSchoolof Social Work and Social Welfare. The Social Policy Research Group (In Hebrew).

Yanay, U., Grabli S. (2008). Victim Offender Conferencing: Evaluating the Process and its Outcomes in the Youth Probation Services. Jerusalem, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare and The State of Israel and The Ministry of Welfare and Social Services, The Youth Probation Services (In Hebrew).

Yanay, U. and Benbenishti R. (in press) Worries of parents' to school children in Israel. Families in Society.

Yanay, U. (in press) Caring for victims of violent crimes: Issues of assistance and compensation in Canada,International Journal of Canadian Studies.

Yanay, U. (in press) Victim of hostile (terrorist) Acts in Israel: the challenge of providing comprehensive assistance and care. Social Security


Uri Yanay's site at the Research and Development Authority


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