Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws

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Overview

Leaving Women Behind demonstrates how outdated institutions penalize single mothers, working wives, and widows. The authors identify needed changes to bring antiquated public policies into the twenty-first century. They offer realistic solutions that empower people, giving them more choices and more control over their lives.
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Editorial Reviews

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
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742545465
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.67 (d)

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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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Women as workers 21
3 Women and childcare 37
4 Women as taxpayers 51
5 Women and health 63
6 Women and education 91
7 Women as severs and investors 105
8 Women and social security 127
9 Women as retirees 137
10 Women and the future of elderly entitlement programs 153
11 Women and welfare 167
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