Women's Roles and Statuses the World Over

Women's Roles and Statuses the World Over

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Women's Roles and Statuses the World Over stands alone in the unique contribution it makes to the field of women's rights. Based solely on statistics and empirical data as opposed to opinion, authors Stephanie Hepburn and Rita Simon have crafted an important contribution to the study of women in society by comparing women's position in society within 26 nations throughout the world.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 147.3 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 385.56g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739113569
  • 9780739113561

About Stephanie Hepburn

Stephanie Hepburn is a graduate of Washington College of Law at American University. She is a recipient of an Equal Justice America fellowship and the winner of two Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Gold Circle Awards and currently is a contributing writer for the Times-Picayune Newspaper in New Orleans. Rita J. Simon is a professor in the School of Public Affairs and the Washington College of Law at American University. She is the author and editor of numerous books, including Global Perspectives on Social Issues: Juvenile Justice Systems (with Paola Zalkind, Lexington Books, 2004), and Adoption Across Borders (with Howard Altstein, Rowman and Littlefield, 2000).show more

Review quote

An indispensable reference for scholars interested in the variation in women's well-being around the world. An enormous amount of research is organized in an accessible format with a valuable comparative synthesis. -- Judith Kleinfeld, University of Alaska, Fairbanks The compilation of these statistics into a succinct, straightforward, and useable format is a godsend to readers, saving them from an exhaustive and cumbersome search process. Modest in length yet full of detail...this unique reference resource is of value for social science research. Essential. CHOICE In this extremely useful and readable book Simon and Hepburn have amassed a wealth of information that all who are interested in women's issues will find to be indispensable. -- William L. O'Neill, Professor of History, Rutgers University; author of Coming Apartshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 North America Chapter 3 Latin America Chapter 4 Europe Chapter 5 Middle East Chapter 6 Africa Chapter 7 Asia Chapter 8 Australia Chapter 9 Summary and Concluding Remarksshow more