Gender Issues

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 3-18

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Men, women, and sexual harassment in the U.S. military

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  • Heather AntecolAffiliated withDepartment of Economics, Illinois State University
  • , Deborah Cobb-ClarkAffiliated withNational Centre for Development Studies and Economics Program, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University

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In a 1995 U.S. Department of Defense survey of active-duty men and women in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard, 70.9 percent of female personnel and 35.8 percent of male personnel said that they had experienced sexually harassing behavior(s) in the previous 12 months. Furthermore, military personnel experiencing sexual harassment reported lower levels of overall job satisfaction and were more likely to report that they intend to leave the military.