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The American Woman, 2003-2004 : Daughters of a Revolution: Young Women Today - C. Costello

The American Woman, 2003-2004

Daughters of a Revolution: Young Women Today

By: C. Costello (Editor), Vanessa R. Wight (Editor), A. Stone (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 7th March 2003
ISBN: 9780312295516
Number Of Pages: 416

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The American Woman is an established, widely respected series on the status of American women, prepared biennially by the Women’s Research and Education Institute (WREI). The purpose of the series is to provide an important, convenient, and timely source of “user-friendly” information on American women to the media, students and scholars, advocates for women’s equity, and policymakers. Each edition of the series focuses on a particular theme, and the ninth edition addresses the status of young women between the ages of 25 and 35. Contributors – all experts in their fields – explore the opportunities and challenges confronting the young women who are the daughters of the baby boom generation. The focus on young women brings into sharp relief how much has changed since the 1970s. The volume also contains a comprehensive statistical portrait of women of all ages, including user-friendly tables and figures that provide readers with the hard numbers underlying the trends shaping the experiences of women of all ages.

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'The content, the organization, and the graphics are all clear and precise...' - Library Journal

'...a user-friendly resource recommended for all libraries.' - R.L. Chamberlin, Library Journal

'...the best consistent ready reference resource I know of for basic statistics on U.S. women.' - Phyllis Holman Weisbard, Feminist Collections

'...presents important, useful data and special statistical analyses that illuminate demographics and key trends...Essential (the entire series).' - J. Ariel, Choice

'...the book provides the reader with comprehensive and well-presented information about the lives of this cohort of young women, and anyone interested in learning about defined aspects of these lives would be well advised to consult this work. - Youth and Policy

List of Tables and Figuresp. 9
Acknowledgmentsp. 19
Daughters of a Revolution - Young Women Today
Daughters of a Revolution: An Introductionp. 25
Two Generations: A Mother and Daughter Talk about Their Livesp. 33
Young Women: Where They Standp. 43
Young Women, Education, and Employmentp. 69
Baby Boom to Generation X: Progress in Young Women's Healthp. 93
Integrating Work and Life: Young Women Forge New Solutionsp. 127
The Economics of Young Women Todayp. 143
Taking It from Here: Policies for the Twenty-first Centuryp. 165
American Women Today: A Statistical Portrait
Demographicsp. 183
Educationp. 209
Healthp. 223
Employmentp. 239
Earnings and Benefitsp. 269
Economic Securityp. 291
Women in the Militaryp. 309
Elections and Officialsp. 325
Women in Congress
The Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues at 25: Challenges and Opportunitiesp. 339
The Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues - 107th Congressp. 349
Women in the 107th Congressp. 351
Referencesp. 383
Notes on the Contributorsp. 399
About the Women's Research and Education Institute (WREI)p. 401
About the Editorsp. 403
Indexp. 405
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ISBN: 9780312295516
ISBN-10: 0312295510
Series: American Woman
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 7th March 2003
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 17.42  x 3.35
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 9
Edition Type: Revised