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I am faculty member of the sociology department since 1997. Until 1999 I was publishing primarily papers around the main model of inter-personal resources that emerged from my Oxford PhD study (1995) and since then I entered the field of job insecurity with a specific emphasis on women in precarious employment. In recent years I embraced the methodology of institutional ethnography (Smith, 2005) and pursued a study of the tendering procedures in the health, education and welfare ministries. My book Gendering Israel's Outsourcing: The Erasure of Employees' Caring Skills (Palgrave-McMillan), presenting the results of this institutional ethnography, is in print and will be out on August 2016. Currently the chair of the social sciences faculty unit for poverty research.


Orly Benjamin, Professor at the Sociology and Anthropology department and at the Gender Studies program.

Her field of research in recent years are the quality of jobs, women’s struggle to provide while living in poverty, changes in the welfare policy, emotions. She studies these topics next to her past interest in couples’ negotiation and job insecurity.

  • Poverty
  • welfare state
  • government procurement
  • couples' negotiation
  • sexuality
  • economic violence

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification


Jan 1991Jan 1995

Award Date: 1 Jan 1995

Master's Degree, Tel Aviv University

Oct 1988Jun 1990

Award Date: 30 Jun 1990

Bachelor, Tel Aviv University

Oct 1985Jun 1988

Award Date: 30 Jun 1988


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