When Women Didn't Count: The Chronic Mismeasure and Marginalization of American Women in Federal Statistics, 1st Edition

  • Robert Lopresti
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  • ISBN-10: 1440843694
  • ISBN-13: 9781440843693
  • DDC: 305.402
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Overview

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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Illustrations.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Chronology.
Why Care about Government Statistics?.
1: Introduction.
2: Statistical System of the United States.
Demographics.
3: Population and Age.
4: Marriage, Divorce, and Cohabitation.
5: Motherhood.
6: Single Mothers.
Women at Home.
7: Heads of Household, Heads of Family.
8: Housewives, Homemakers, and Housekeepers.
Concepts of Employment.
9: Occupations Suitable for Women.
10: Gainful Employment.
11: Income.
12: Unemployment during the Great Depression.
Women at Work.
13: The Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Women’s Bureau.
14: Employment.
15: Women Factory Workers.
16: Farm Females.
17: Women Business Owners, Women-Owned Businesses.
Women and Health.
18: Nonreproductive Health Issues.
19: Contraception.
20: Abortion.
Women and the Law.
21: Women as Criminals.
22: Prostitution.
23: Women as Crime Victims.
24: Rape.
Women at War.
25: Rosie the Riveter: Civilian Women during the World Wars.
26: Women in the Military.
Conclusion.
27: Conclusion.
Notes.
Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author.