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The Cost of Being Female By Margery Elfin

The Cost of Being Female by Margery Elfin

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The Cost of Being Female is 30 cents, say the authors of this new book on discrimination against women. 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.

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The Cost of Being Female Summary

The Cost of Being Female by Margery Elfin

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, childrearing, education, and women's health. The women's narratives are living testimony to the experiences of the costs of being female.

About Margery Elfin

SUE HEADLEE is Assistant Professor of Economic Policy in the Washington Semester Program at American University. She is the author of The Political Economy of The Family Farm: The Agrarian Roots of American Capitalism (Praeger, 1991).

MARGERY ELFIN is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Hood College.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction The Cost of Being Female in the Workplace The Cost of Being Female in Political Life The Cost of Being Female in Social Life The Educational Cost of Being Female The Health Cost of Being Female The Cost of Being Female in Sweden and Norway The Cost of Being Female in France The Cost of Being Female in China The Impact of the Industrial Revolution on the Cost of Being Female The Cost of Being Female across the Generations Conclusion Appendix Bibliography Index

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NLS9780275956882
9780275956882
0275956881
The Cost of Being Female by Margery Elfin
New
Paperback
ABC-CLIO
1996-11-30
256
N/A
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