Women's Figures

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-03-01
  • Publisher: Aei Pr
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Author Biography

Diana Furchtgott-Roth is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a member of the National Advisory Board of the Independent Women's Forum. Christine Stolba is an instructor of history at Emory University and a historian in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Summary and Highlightsp. xvii
Wage Gapp. xvii
Glass Ceilingp. xviii
Pink Ghettop. xix
Female Entrepreneursp. xx
Introductionp. 3
Women Are Closing the Gapp. 11
Wagesp. 11
The Wage Gapp. 12
The Existence of the "Glass Ceiling"p. 18
Educational Attainment and Educational Choicesp. 22
Labor Force Participationp. 27
Occupational Choice and the Pink Ghettop. 33
Women in Businessp. 37
Elected Officialsp. 39
Voting Patternsp. 43
Women, Poverty, and the Governmentp. 51
Measures of Povertyp. 51
Women and Welfare Reformp. 59
African American Womenp. 65
A Continuing Success Storyp. 65
Evaluating Claims of Discriminationp. 73
Standards of Evidencep. 74
Conclusionp. 79
Appendix: Statistical Tablesp. 83
Bibliographyp. 107
Indexp. 119
About the Authorsp. 123
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