Why do Israelis have so many children? And what are the implications of this for Israeli society and policy? In this episode, we speak with Tamar Havshush about her experience of being a secular Israeli mother who works in high tech and has five children born over the span of just seven and a half years. By putting Tamar’s personal story in conversation with experts Prof. Alex Weinreb and Prof. Herbert Smith, we take a fascinating dive into Israel’s exceptional fertility trends.
“Milk, Honey, and Loads of Kids” is being released in conjunction with our annual Herbert M. Singer International Policy Conference, this year on the topic: “Israel's Unique Demography: Implications and Planning for the Future.” It is the first episode in our “Israel 2040” series, in which we look at a number of socioeconomic trends that will shape how Israel looks in the coming decades. The other episodes in the series are recorded in Hebrew.
- Taub Center website
- Population Projections for Israel, 2017-2040 (Alex Weinreb, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, 2020)
- Israel’s Exceptional Fertility (Alex Weinreb, Dov Chernichovsky, Aviv Brill, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, 2018)
- Start planning now! What we can learn from Israel’s unique demography (Taub Center Staff, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, 2020)
- Israel’s Unique Demography – Implications and Planning for the Future (conference details)
- A Picture of the Nation 2020 (Ed. Avi Weiss, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, 2020)
- A Picture of the Nation 2019 (Ed. Avi Weiss, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, 2019)
Thank you to the Herbert and Nell Singer Foundation for making this series possible!
Editing and sound by the awesome team at Podcastico.