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Women and Public Policy

Women and Public Policy
A Revolution in Progress

Third Edition

December 2004 | 235 pages | CQ Press
In a much-anticipated revision, the third edition of this widely used volume continues to track the impact of cultural change on women&BAD:lsquo;s roles and the public policies that affect their lives. Women and Public Policy places a broad range of policy issues&BAD:mdash;from education and health care to economic equity and the criminal justice system&BAD:mdash;in historical context, discusses the formation and implementation of current policy, and explores public policy silences. In addition to featuring and analyzing new data, this third edition:highlights issues of race, class, age, and ethnicity, showing how they intersect with gender in crucial ways.includes greatly expanded coverage of reproductive issues with a new chapter devoted to the topic, looking comprehensively at contraception and abortion, the international gag rule, RU-486, the morning after pill, later-term abortion developments, and reproductive technologies.showcases recent developments in all policy areas, from the impact of welfare reform on educational opportunities and child support enforcement to a discussion of Medicare and prescription drug coverage.

This is an excellent text, detailed and polemical, with a series of chapters on topics that I find engage students in new ways of thinking about gender and public life. I have used it to frame topics for seminars, and to highlight women's issues in the wider field of gender.

Professor Jude Robinson
School of Sociology & Social Policy, Liverpool University
October 4, 2012

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