Soon after Israel was founded, in 1948, many housing projects were hastily built to accommodate tens of thousands of new immigrants. The project apartment’s internal ... Read more
In the course of the years, changes have taken place in the structures of families in Israel: the age of marriage and the rate of divorce are rising, and changes in the life expectancy and lifestyle are increasing the phenomenon of people who live by themselves; families are deconstructed and reconstructed and the number of single-parent and single-sex families is constantly rising. Managing a decreased, split or expanded household adds to the common economic difficulties that families face in their attempt to find appropriate housing. In this seminar we shall turn our gaze to the changing housing needs of new families, and examine whether the housing market in Israel is responding to changes that are taking place in the family institute, to the inhabitants' changing needs and to various housing cultures.