Doak, Melissa J.

Women in American society / Melissa J. Doak. - Detroit : Gale, 2012. - 1 online resource (viii, 201 p.) : ill. - Information Plus reference series Gale virtual reference library . - Information Plus reference series. .

"ISSN 1557-6302."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ch 1. American women : who are they? -- ch 2. Women's education -- ch 3. Women in the labor force -- ch 4. Women's occupations -- ch 5. Money, income, and poverty -- ch 6. Women and their children -- ch 7. Child care and elder care -- ch 8. Women in U.S. politics -- ch 9. Women as victims -- ch 10. Women as criminals -- ch 11. Women's health.

Explores the lives of women in American society. Includes information on women's demographic trends, educational achievements, employment, financial status, parental responsibilities, political roles, victimization, and health issues.

9781414484426 (electronic book)

Women--United States.
Women--Social conditions.--United States
Women--United States--Statistics.
Women--Education--United States.
Women--Employment--United States.
Women--Economic conditions--United States.
Mothers--United States.
Child care--United States.
Older people--Care--United States.
Women in politics--United States.
Women--Crimes against--United States.
Female offenders--United States.
Women--Health and hygiene--United States.