When Women Didn't Count
The Chronic Mismeasure and Marginalization of American Women in Federal StatisticsBook - 2017
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