The American Woman 2003-2004: Daughters of a Revolution - Young Women Today


The much-anticipated ninth edition of The American Woman, from the acclaimed series by the Womens Research and Education Institute.
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The much-anticipated ninth edition of The American Woman, from the acclaimed series by the Womens Research and Education Institute.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This ninth biennial volume of the widely respected "American Woman" series, prepared by the Women's Research and Education Institute, reports statistics about women in the areas of education, health, employment, the military, and the government. (Previous volumes have covered such subjects as women in leadership and women and work.) The contributors, all experts in their respective fields, present the opportunities and challenges facing women between the ages of 25 and 35 for an audience that includes students, scholars, advocates for women's equity, policymakers, and the media. Replete with statistical charts and graphs, the text is equally divided between an essay section and a comprehensive statistical report. Many portions of the statistical charts are credited to the Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Defense, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Social Security Administration. A brief biography of the women of the 107th Congress concludes the book. The content, the organization, and the graphics are all clear and precise, and the topics are easy to locate, making this a user-friendly resource recommended for all libraries.-R.L. Chamberlin, Utah Valley State Coll., Orem Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312295493
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/18/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Cynthia B. Costello is an independent consultant and former research director for the Women’s Research and Education Institute (WREI).

Vanessa R. Wight is Research Associate at WREI.

Anne J. Stone is Senior Research Associate at WREI.
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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures 9
Acknowledgments 19
Daughters of a Revolution - Young Women Today
Daughters of a Revolution: An Introduction 25
Two Generations: A Mother and Daughter Talk about Their Lives 33
Young Women: Where They Stand 43
Young Women, Education, and Employment 69
Baby Boom to Generation X: Progress in Young Women's Health 93
Integrating Work and Life: Young Women Forge New Solutions 127
The Economics of Young Women Today 143
Taking It from Here: Policies for the Twenty-first Century 165
American Women Today: A Statistical Portrait
Demographics 183
Education 209
Health 223
Employment 239
Earnings and Benefits 269
Economic Security 291
Women in the Military 309
Elections and Officials 325
Women in Congress
The Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues at 25: Challenges and Opportunities 339
The Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues - 107th Congress 349
Women in the 107th Congress 351
References 383
Notes on the Contributors 399
About the Women's Research and Education Institute (WREI) 401
About the Editors 403
Index 405
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