Mizrahi Children Twice as Likely to Be in Israeli Welfare System as Ashkenazim

The number of children considered to be at-risk jumped 20 percent in the past decade, but by one estimate half of these children do not get the help they need.

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Twice as many children of Mizrahi origin than of Ashkenazi origin receive social assistance, at 13 percent and 7.5 percent, respectively, of native-born Israelis under 18. A quarter of all Ethiopian-Israelis...