Allocation of resources for social services: Israel as a case study

Ram A. Cnaan, Avital Cnaan

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The motives of the enormous growth of state expenditure for social services in advanced industrial societies, is one of the most puzzling questions in social policy analysis. The aim of this article is predicated upon the assumption that there are a few factors which jointly influence the allocation of societies to social services. Various factors which were found relevant to allocation in other studies are examined with regard to their ability to explain allocation for social services in Israel. Along with the traditional indicator of societal allocation, i.e. yearly fiscal expenditures for social services, another variable is suggested to test this societal allocation, namely the creating of new social programs. This new indicator will be explained and will be tested as to how the explanatory factors can predict the establishing of new programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-449
Number of pages21
JournalSocial Indicators Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Social Sciences


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