The Changing Lives of American Women

The Changing Lives of American Women

by Steven D. McLaughlin

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The Changing Lives of American Women by Steven D. McLaughlin, Barbara D. Melber, John O. G. Billy

Using a life-course perspective, this study spans the social history of American women from preindustrial times to the present, with emphasis on the last five decades. The authors examine the timing, duration, and sequencing of events common to the life of American women over succeeding generations. The recent rise in the primacy of the individual woman provides the authors with a central theme for integrating the data on long-term marital, childbearing, educational, and employment patterns.

Originally published in 1988.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807842379
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 10/08/1988
Edition description: 1
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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