Socioeconomic, Historical, and Cultural Context of Israel and Impact on the Families

  • Shulamit Natan RitblattEmail author
  • Ety Rosental


This chapter presents the socioeconomic, historical, and cultural contexts of the State of Israel and their impact on its families. As a young, culturally and ethnically diverse country, Israel faces major challenges that are affecting its family life-related services and programs as well as family life education. The ecological theory and the international family strengths model are used to examine issues such as parenting, couple relationships, poverty, domestic violence, child abuse, and immigration. The chapter presents several examples of policies, government-funded programs and services, and family education programs.


Family life education Israel family life Israel polices 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Child and Family DevelopmentSan Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Giva’at Washington CollegeTel AvivIsrael

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