Holocaust survivor reparations boosted families’ education and wages

David Vaaknin

Reparations paid to Holocaust survivors boosted their children’s academic attainments and income level, says research from the Bank of Israel.

This was especially the case for girls whose families received compensation in the 1950s and 1960s, says Shay Tsur of the Bank of Israel research department.

Tsur used anonymised data from the Central Bureau of Statistics and the Holocaust Survivors’ Rights Authority. The author found that compensation led to an increase of 1.4 to 8.2 percentage points

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