This book is a personal
look into the problems women and families face in the twenty-first-century
economy. It is a must-read for changing the hopelessly dated
American institutions causing those problems.
Congresswoman Kay Granger
The authors...succeed in
proving that conservatives can offer compelling solutions
to women's issues.
Announcing a New Book:
Leaving Women Behind:
Modern Families, Outdated Laws
Rowman & Littlefield
Publishers, Inc. (Spring 2006)
By Kimberley A. Strassel, Celeste Colgan, and
John C. Goodman
Foreword by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
The movement of women into the labor market has been the most important
economic and social development of the past half century. Yet employee
benefits, labor and tax law, as well as Social Security and many other
programs are all designed for the working husband and his homemaker wife.
Leaving Women Behind vividly demonstrates how outdated institutions
penalize single mothers, working wives, and widows. The authors identify
needed changes to bring antiquated public policies into the twenty-first
century. They offer realistic solutions that empower people, giving them
more choices and more control over their lives.
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Kimberley A. Strassel is a Member
of the Editorial Board of the Wall Street Journal. She joined the
editorial page in 1999, after working as a news reporter for Dow Jones
in London and New York.
Celeste Colgan is an education consultant
and member of the National Council on the Humanities and the Board of
Trustees of Mesa State College in Colorado. She formerly served as a senior
fellow and director of the Women in the Economy Project of the National
Center for Policy Analysis.
John C. Goodman is founder and president
of the National Center for Policy Analysis, a nonprofit public policy
institute with offices in Dallas, Texas, and Washington, D.C. He is the
author or coauthor of more than 200 articles and eight books, including
Lives at Risk (2004).
Director of Communications,
National Center for Policy Analysis