From Ynet in Israel:
Women pay price of war
Published: 01.21.07, 10:53
Israeli women will be the ones to suffer financially following the second Lebanon war, according to a recent study conducted by the Adva Center.
In order to fund the war, the government implemented budget cuts and froze social-welfare programs.
For example, the decision not to raise the minimum wage will cost these wage earners, mainly women, up to NIS 600 (USD 142) a month.
Seventy-five percent of the work force earning the minimum wage are women.
The Women’s Budget Forum, which commissioned the study, called for the government to grant women in the North a “civil allowance” amounting to one month’s minimum wage.