ISRAEL'S NATIONAL EXPENDITURE: SUMMARY OF RESULTS,
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The gross national product estimates in this report are examined from two points of view as an indicator of national welfare, by determining levels of output at any given time and, more important, evaluating changes in output over time and as a means of measuring the allocation of national resources. Both these aaspects are of interest for Israel in its efforts to deal with its threefold problem of maintaining an adequate standard of living for a population which is rapidly increasing through immigration, meeting an acute external security threat, and reducing or, hopefully, eliminating dependence on foreign economic aid by increasing domestic output.