Studying Gender in Protracted Conflicts: Israeli Women’s Lives in Quantitative Methods

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This chapter examines high number of missing values deals with women's personal security. This might suggest that women were more reluctant to answer questions about sexual abuse and domestic violence than questions about their proximity to political violence, possibly due to a lack of social legitimacy about discussing gender-based violence. The chapter reviews the intersectional approach to understand the differences among women in Israel and to identify that the most important category differentiating them was national identity being Jewish or Palestinian. It discusses stress and wellbeing; the most glaring finding was that women's need to be strong to support others was the item that rated highest among stress-related symptoms. This finding indicates that women's caring activities in times of escalating violence carry an emotional toll, which tends to go unnoticed due to the positive association of family support with societal and national resilience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearching War: Feminist Methods, Ethics and Politics
EditorsAnnick T.R. Wibben
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781315687490
StatePublished - 2016


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