(gĭvätä`yĭm), town (1994 pop. 46,500), W central Israel, a residential suburb of Tel Aviv. It was the first Jewish workers' development in Palestine in the 1920s. Industries include printing and food processing.
After finishing their undergraduate studies, all of them, without exception, left their initial place of residence in Israel, and most migrated to Tel Aviv and its suburbs--Ramat Gan, Givatayim, Kiryat Ono, Holon, Bat-Yam, etc.
Another study of the Standard Mortality Ratios of eight municipalities in the central coastal area of Israel over the same time period found the highest rates (for all causes of death combined) in the development town of Or Yehudah and the lowest in Givatayim (an affluent Jewish locality) and B'nai Brak (a poor city with a large concentration of ultra-Orthodox Jews).