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New Possibilities and Old Inequalities

Susan Thistle

in From Marriage to the Market

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780520245907
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520939196 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520245907.003.0008
New Possibilities and Old Inequalities

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This chapter summarizes changes that have unfolded in women's lives and work and the consequences of these changes for the new social and economic order of today. It outlines some of the implications of such analysis to better understand the difficulties faced by other groups of women in the United States and abroad, and to illuminate the process of social change itself.

Keywords: women; social order; economic order; United States; social change

Chapter.  8239 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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