When Women Didn't Count

When Women Didn't Count

The Chronic Mismeasure and Marginalization of American Women in Federal Statistics

Book - 2017
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Erroneous government-generated "data" is more problematic than it would appear. This book demonstrates how women's history has consistently been hidden and distorted by 200 years of official government statistics.

* Provides new ways of thinking about the history of women in the United States

* Examines the systems used to gather and publish federal statistics, identifying their strengths, weaknesses, and biases

* Demonstrates the need for applying critical thinking skills even when examining assumedly trustworthy statistics from official sources

* Reveals how details of women's lives in the United States have been erased or disguised in data that is considered authoritative and reliable

Publisher: Santa Barbara, California :, Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781440843686
1440843686
Call Number: 305.4021 L8819w
Characteristics: xvii, 352 pages ; 25 cm

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