Many Ethiopian-Israelis cant cover basic costs

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The economic difficulties were attributed to very large families, the prevalence of single-earner families, and difficulties encountered in purchasing household goods and furnishings, among other factors.

Ethiopian-born women had very low employment rates, significantly below those of veteran Israeli women. This was influenced by the large number of children per family and the fact that so many women are single parents.

On the positive side, the research found that men from the community up to age 35 achieved employment rates comparable to veteran Israelis.

Over 50 percent of those employed are in skilled positions, including electricians, bookkeepers, and community workers.

The JDC-Brookdale survey was begun in 1992 and looked into the integration of the families who arrived on both Operation Moses in the mid-1980s and Operation Solomon in 1991.