Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws

Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws

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by Celeste Colgan, James C. Goodman, Kim Strassel
     
 

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Paternalistic federal laws and regulations thwart initiatives to grant women the same economic liberties as men. Why have federal institutions overseeing employment, employee benefits, childcare, taxation, health care, education, retirement, and social security adopted such a warped and antiquated perspective of traditional family life? And what can be done about

Overview

Paternalistic federal laws and regulations thwart initiatives to grant women the same economic liberties as men. Why have federal institutions overseeing employment, employee benefits, childcare, taxation, health care, education, retirement, and social security adopted such a warped and antiquated perspective of traditional family life? And what can be done about it? Leaving Women Behind answers these important and provocative questions. The authors call upon the federal government to get out of the way of marketplace initiatives. Employers and employees across the country are perfectly capable of making mutually beneficial adjustments if the government simply unties their hands. They offer realistic solutions; solutions that involve empowering people, giving them more choices, and making government less intrusive. Published in cooperation with The Manhattan Institute and The National Center for Policy Analysis.

Editorial Reviews

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)
This book offers a compelling analysis of the changing demographics of American families today, the impact of often unfair policies, and sound suggestions for addressing the problem.
Nancy Pfotenhauer
This book provides personal insight into the single most important social and economic development of the 20th century, the entry of women into the labor market, and provides sensible and workable 21st century solutions.
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)
A thorough analysis - with solutions - of how 21st century problems and U.S. public policies toward women and their families remain frozen in the mid-20th century.
Sally Pipes
Leaving Women Behind is a must read because it offers not only economically positive solutions but also family-strengthening ones as well.
Former U.S. Senator Zell Miller (R-GA)
This book offers firsthand, personal accounts about the progress that women, particularly working mothers and their families, have made in achieving workplace equity. More importantly, it points out how far we need to go and what we need to do to get there.
Congresswoman Deborah Pryce (R-OH)
American families need relief from the higher taxation and tough choices facing mothers who work outside the home. The first-hand accounts in this book reveal how and why public policy, especially Social Security and tax policy, must change to reflect the needs of modern families.
Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX)
This book is a personal look into the problems women and families face in the 21st century economy. It is a must-read for changing the hopelessly dated American institutions causing those problems.
Terry Neese
A real eye-opener, a wake-up call for all women and a common-sense case for overdue reforms.
New York Post - Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Strassel and her coauthors have made a valuable contribution to public policy by showing that our laws need to catch up to the 21st century.
New York Post
Strassel and her coauthors have made a valuable contribution to public policy by showing that our laws need to catch up to the 21st century.
— Diana Furchtgott-Roth

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742545458
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/25/2006
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.88(d)

What People are saying about this

Zell Miller
This book offers firsthand, personal accounts about the progress that women, particularly working mothers and their families, have made in achieving workplace equity. More importantly, it points out how far we need to go and what we need to do to get there.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
This book offers a compelling analysis of the changing demographics of American families today, the impact of often unfair policies, and sound suggestions for addressing the problem.
Nancy Pfotenhauer
This book provides personal insight into the single most important social and economic development of the 20th century, the entry of women into the labor market, and provides sensible and workable 21st century solutions.
Deborah Pryce
American families need relief from the higher taxation and tough choices facing mothers who work outside the home. The first-hand accounts in this book reveal how and why public policy, especially Social Security and tax policy, must change to reflect the needs of modern families.
Sally Pipes
Leaving Women Behind is a must read because it offers not only economically positive solutions but also family-strengthening ones as well.
Kay Granger
This book is a personal look into the problems women and families face in the 21st century economy. It is a must-read for changing the hopelessly dated American institutions causing those problems.
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
A thorough analysis - with solutions - of how 21st century problems and U.S. public policies toward women and their families remain frozen in the mid-20th century.
Terry Neese
A real eye-opener, a wake-up call for all women and a common-sense case for overdue reforms.

Meet the Author

Kimberley A. Strassel is a senior editorial page writer for The Wall Street Journal. She joined the editorial page in 1999, after working as a news reporter for Dow Jones in London and New York. Ms. Strassel is a native of Oregon and a graduate of Princeton University. Celeste Colgan is an educational consultant, and member of the National Council on the Humanities and the Board of Trustees of Mesa State College in Colorado. She formerly served as a senior fellow and director of the Women in the Economy Project of the National Center for Policy Analysis. Before joining the NCPA, she held various positions, including director of the Wyoming Department of Commerce, as a member of the faculty of the University of Wyoming and Casper College, and in corporate and family-owned businesses. Dr. Colgan received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park. John C. Goodman is founder and president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, a nonprofit public policy institute with offices in Dallas, Texas, and Washington, D.C. He is the author or coauthor of more than 200 articles and eight books, including Lives at Risk (2004). He received the prestigious Duncan Black Award for the best scholarly article on public choice economics in 1988. Dr. Goodman received a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University and has taught at a number of colleges and universities.

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Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Celeste Colgan held position with Wyoming State and left a "mess" behind with the Wyoming Historical Society which will never be forgotten.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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