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1 online resource (xvii, 352 pages)
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
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
Includes bibliographical references and index
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