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The cost of being female [electronic resource] / Sue Headlee and Margery Elfin.

By: Headlee, Sue E. (Sue Eleanor), 1943-.
Contributor(s): Elfin, Margery.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1996Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 229 p.).ISBN: 9780313390005 (electronic bk.); 0313390002 (electronic bk.); 9780313023934 (electronic bk.); 031302393X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Sex discrimination against women | Women -- Social conditions | Women -- Economic conditions | Social Science | Discrimination �a l'�egard des femmes | Femmes -- Conditions sociales | Femmes -- Conditions �economiques | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist Theory | Vrouwendiscriminatie | Economische aspecten | Frau | DiskriminierungGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cost of being female.DDC classification: 305.42 Other classification: 71.31 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Tables; Preface; Introduction: The Cost of Being Female Index; 1 The Cost of Being Female in the Workplace; 2 The Cost of Being Female in Politics; 3 The Cost of Being Female in Social Life; 4 The Educational Cost of Being Female; 5 The Health Cost of Being Female; 6 The Cost of Being Female in Sweden and Norway; 7 The Cost of Being Female in France; 8 The Cost of Being Female in China; 9 The Impact of the Industrial Revolution on the Cost of Being Female; 10 The Cost of Being Female across the Generations; Conclusion: Reducing the Cost of Being Female in the Twenty-first Century
Review: ""The Cost of Being Female is 30 cents," say the authors of this new book on discrimination against women. They demonstrate their thesis by constructing an index that documents the costs of discrimination against women in five aspects of life: economic, political, social, education, and health. The index compares the costs for American women with those of women in Sweden, Norway, France, and China, and measures the costs for three time periods: 1990s, 1950s, and the 19th century. The authors interviewed over 70 women, providing a human approach to the statistics of earnings, occupations, political participation, marriage, divorce, childbearing, education, and women's health. The women's narratives are living testimony to the experiences of the costs of being female."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-223) and index.

""The Cost of Being Female is 30 cents," say the authors of this new book on discrimination against women. They demonstrate their thesis by constructing an index that documents the costs of discrimination against women in five aspects of life: economic, political, social, education, and health. The index compares the costs for American women with those of women in Sweden, Norway, France, and China, and measures the costs for three time periods: 1990s, 1950s, and the 19th century. The authors interviewed over 70 women, providing a human approach to the statistics of earnings, occupations, political participation, marriage, divorce, childbearing, education, and women's health. The women's narratives are living testimony to the experiences of the costs of being female."--Jacket.

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Tables; Preface; Introduction: The Cost of Being Female Index; 1 The Cost of Being Female in the Workplace; 2 The Cost of Being Female in Politics; 3 The Cost of Being Female in Social Life; 4 The Educational Cost of Being Female; 5 The Health Cost of Being Female; 6 The Cost of Being Female in Sweden and Norway; 7 The Cost of Being Female in France; 8 The Cost of Being Female in China; 9 The Impact of the Industrial Revolution on the Cost of Being Female; 10 The Cost of Being Female across the Generations; Conclusion: Reducing the Cost of Being Female in the Twenty-first Century

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