The cause of poverty is not the parents who do not go to work, but the children

Bnei Brak competes with Jerusalem, number one in poverty. But the fact is that in Bnei Brak, 80% or more of the families, one of the parents does not work. You can not demand that both parents go to work – there are children at home. The cause of poverty is not the parents who do not go to work, but the children. The only way to help is child allowances. There is no other solution. If you want to say that you do not need so many children – we are in a completely different story. But some do not want to say that.

MK Moshe Litzman, discussion at the Bank of Israel, 2010