Youth in the Military: Gendered Experiences in the Conscript Service in the Israeli Army

  title={Youth in the Military: Gendered Experiences in the Conscript Service in the Israeli Army},
  author={Yechezkel Dar and Shaul Kimhi},
  journal={Armed Forces \& Society},
  pages={433 - 459}
Conscript military service is a pivotal experience for young Israelis of both genders. Juxtaposing conflicting claims concerning women’s military experience—the women’s marginalization claim and the youth moratorial self-enhancing claim—we compare men’s and women’s retrospective evaluations of six aspects of their service in the Israeli army: hardship, adaptation, motivation, investment, service significance, and personal benefits. Military service was found to be as meaningful and benefiting… 

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