Haaretz, Dec. 11, 2015

 

Despite the increase in employment, poverty rates have gone up, even in families with two breadwinners.

 

 

The data show that even a full-time job is not a guarantee against poverty.

The poverty rate among households with two breadwinners reached 5.6 percent this year, continuing the rise of the past decade. This happens partly in the public sector because of the use of human resource companies, yet only a few people, most of them outside government, call for restrictions on this type of employment.

According to another key find in the report, last year the poor became poorer and their average income came in at about 35 percent below the poverty line. The situation of the poorest of the poor also got worse.