Disparities on the Basis of Nationality, Ethnicity and Gender in Road Accident Compensation in Israel
Journal of Law and Courts 2022
29 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2022
Date Written: February 25, 2022
This study documents disparities on the basis of nationality, ethnicity, and gender in court awards regarding the loss of future earnings in road accident cases in Israel. We analyze a random selection of 236 court decisions in road accident cases (1978- 2018). We show that although in Israel the reliance on sex and race based statistical data to calculate damages in tort cases is a prohibited practice, courts tend to reach lower estimates of the future lost earnings of Mizrahi Jews, Arabs, and women than the future lost earnings of otherwise similarly situated Ashkenazi Jewish men.
Keywords: discrimination, road accidents, torts
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