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Leaving Women Behind

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Leaving Women Behind

Modern Families, Outdated Laws

Rowman & Littlefield 2005 9780742545458

About the Book

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Leaving Women Behind vividly demonstrates how outdated institutions penalize single mothers, working wives, and widows.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.

About the Authors

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).



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