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When women didn't count : the chronic mismeasure and marginalization of American women in federal statistics

Author: Robert Lopresti
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Erroneous government-generated "data" is more problematic than it would appear. This book demonstrates how women's history has consistently been hidden and distorted by 200 years of official government statistics.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lopresti, Robert.
When women didn't count.
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2017]
(DLC) 2017019865
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Lopresti
ISBN: 9781440843686 1440843686
OCLC Number: 983799130
Description: xvii, 352 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Why care about government statistics?. Introduction ; Statistical system of the United States --
Demographics. Population and age ; Marriage, divorce, and cohabitation ; Motherhood ; Single mothers --
Women at home. Heads of household, heads of family ; Housewives, homemakers, and housekeepers --
Concepts of employment. "Occupations suitable for women" ; "Gainful Employment" ; Income ; Unemployment during the Great Depression --
Women at work. The Bureau of Labor statistics and the Women's Bureau ; Employment ; Women factory workers ; "Farm females" ; Women business owners, women-owned businesses --
Women and health. Nonreproductive health issues ; Contraception ; Abortion --
Women and the law. Women as criminals ; Prostitution ; Women as crime victims ; Rape --
Women at war. Rose the Riveter: civilian women during the World Wars ; Women in the military --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Robert Lopresti.

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Erroneous government-generated "data" is more problematic than it would appear. This book demonstrates how women's history has consistently been hidden and distorted by 200 years of official government statistics.
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