of Sociology at Tel-Aviv University and past Dean of the Faculty of Social
Science. He is past president of the Israeli Sociological Society and at
present he serves as secretary of the International Social Survey Programme
(ISSP). His areas of interest include social inequality, migration and ethnic
stratification, and comparative survey research. Recent publications addressed
such issues as migration and wealth inequality, public attitudes toward the
welfare state, the incorporation of Arab citizens of Israel in the labor
market, and the work-family nexus. His research has been published in a variety
of journals including American Journal of Sociology, International Migration
Review, European Sociological Review, Journal of Marriage and Family, and
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.
Lewin-Epstein received the PhD from the University of Chicago in 1982.
Lewin-Epstein was a member of the Initiative's expert team for the topic of 'Inequality
and Education: The effect of rising economic inequality on educational
attainment and achievement'.