Poverty levels in 2012 were slightly lower than in previous years, though about 817,000 Israeli children -- a third of the population of Israeli children -- are living in poverty, according to the poverty report for 2012 released on Tuesday by the National Insurance Institute.
The number of families living under the poverty line dropped by 19.4 percent, according to the report, to about 440,000.
A worrying trend signalled by the report showed a small increase in the number of families living under the poverty line despite having working parents. Some 5% of all families under the poverty line claimed two working parents.
Conversely, the report signalled a positive trend in that the disposable income per capita increased in real terms by 10.9%.