Women in the Changing World of the Kibbutz

Michal Palgi


Several recent decisions in the kibbutz movement in Israel may bring about far-reaching ideological, sociological and economic changes. This article examines the status of kibbutz women in the worksphere, in management and in the social structure of the changing environment of the kibbutz. The failure to include gender equality among the factors crucial to kibbutz survival, and the concentration on economic factors, have intensified gender inequality in kibbutz society.

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