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The American Woman, 2003-2004

Daughters of a Revolution: Young Women Today

Editors: Costello, C., Wight, V., Stone, A. (Eds.)

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The American Woman is an established, widely respected series on the status of American women, prepared biannually by the Women's Research and Education Institute (WREI). The purpose of the series is to provide an important, convenient, and timely source of accessible and 'user-friendly' information on American women to the media, students and scholars, advocates for women's equity, and policymakers. Each edition of the series focuses on a particular theme, and the ninth edition will address young women between the ages of 25 and 35. Contributors - all experts in the field of women's issues - will explore the opportunities and challenges confronting the young women who are the daughters of the baby boomer generation. A focus on young women will bring into sharp relief how much has changed in the decades since 1960 and how much remains the same. A statistical portrait will accompany the volume, including user-friendly charts and graphs that provide readers with the hard numbers that underlie the trends shaping women's experiences.

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CYNTHIA B. COSTELLO is an independent consultant and former research director for the Women's Research and Education Institute (WREI), where she has served as senior editor for the last five editions of The American Woman (including the current edition). She is the author of We're Worth It! Women and Collective Action in the Insurance Workplace and a number of policy reports on the topics of employment, health care, income security, and women's issues. She holds a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz and both an M.S. and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin.

VANESSA R. WIGHT is research associate at the WREI. She has worked on the previous edition of The American Woman and is coeditor of this edition in the series. In addition, she contributes to WREI's Women in the Military and Hire a Vet projects and has co-authored the third edition of Women in the Military: Where They Stand. Ms. Wight holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology and religious studies from the University of Rochester and a master's degree in anthropology from the George Washington University. Ms. Wight lives in Kensington, M.D. with her husband Nicholas Curabba.

ANNE J. STONE is senior research associate at WREI, where she has authored or co-authored policy analyses on various subjects, including women's employment, women in the military, and the economic situation of older women. She has worked on all eight previous editions of The American Woman, and co-edited the 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th, as well as this 9th edition. Ms. Stone lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband Herbert Stone. They have two daughters and two granddaughters.

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'The content, the organization, and the graphics are all clear and precise...' - Library Journal

'...a user-friendly resource recommended for all libraries.' - R.L. Chamberlin, Library Journal

'...the best consistent ready reference resource I know of for basic statistics on U.S. women.' - Phyllis Holman Weisbard, Feminist Collections

'...presents important, useful data and special statistical analyses that illuminate demographics and key trends...Essential (the entire series).' - J. Ariel, Choice

'...the book provides the reader with comprehensive and well-presented information about the lives of this cohort of young women, and anyone interested in learning about defined aspects of these lives would be well advised to consult this work. - Youth and Policy


Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Daughters of a Revolution: An Introduction

    Pages 25-32

    Stone, Anne J.

  • Two Generations: A Mother and Daughter Talk about Their Lives

    Pages 33-42

    Costello, Cynthia B.

  • Young Women: Where They Stand

    Pages 43-67

    Riche, Martha Farnsworth

  • Young Women, Education, and Employment

    Pages 69-92

    DiNatale, Marisa (et al.)

  • Baby Boom to Generation X: Progress in Young Women’s Health

    Pages 93-126

    Salganicoff, Alina (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The American Woman, 2003-2004
Book Subtitle
Daughters of a Revolution: Young Women Today
Editors
  • C. Costello
  • V. Wight
  • A. Stone
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-11600-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-11600-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-29551-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-312-29549-3
Edition Number
9
Number of Pages
XVII, 399
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