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Author Lopresti, Robert, author

Title When women didn't count : the chronic mismeasure and marginalization of American women in federal statistics / Robert Lopresti
Published Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 352 pages)
Contents Why care about government statistics? -- Demographics -- Women at home -- Concepts of employment -- Women at work -- Women and health -- Women and the law -- Women at war -- Conclusion
Summary This book documents how U.S. federal government statistics have served to reveal and conceal facts about women in the United States for over 200 years. It examines the systems used to gather and publish federal statistics, identifying their strengths, weaknesses, and biases, and demonstrates the need for applying critical thinking skills even when examining assumedly trustworthy statistics from official sources
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebook Central, viewed on July 25, 2017)
Subject Government questionnaires -- United States -- History.
Sex discrimination -- United States -- History.
Women -- United States -- Statistics -- History
United States -- Statistical services -- History.
United States -- Statistics -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017019865
ISBN 1440843694 (electronic bk.)
9781440843693 (electronic bk.)
(alkaline paper)