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Foreword

Citation

Elder, Glen H., Jr. (1993). Foreword. In Hurlburt, Kathleen Day & Schuster, Diane Tickton (Eds.), Women's Lives Through Time: Educated American Women of the Twentieth Century (pp. xiii-xvii). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Abstract

How have educated women adapted to the multiple roles and opportunities afforded them over the course of a lifetime? In what ways has access to higher education and the professions shaped successive generations of women? This new book draws on 15 key longitudinal studies to present an analysis of how education, gender, societal forces and personal values have affected the choices and achievements of educated women throughout the 20th century. The studies highlighted in the book follow the lives of a range of different groups of women - from Depression-era college graduates to 1990s university-educated career women. The lessons from these life experiences give a deeper understanding - for both women and men - of the interaction between social change and the adult years. The book illustrates how the accomplishments of educated women have been interpreted according to changing standards and how their achievements continue to be constrained by social expectations and economic realities. The authors employ interview material, questionnaire responses, case studies and survey findings.

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Women's Lives Through Time: Educated American Women of the Twentieth Century

Author(s)

Elder, Glen H., Jr.

Editor(s)

Hurlburt, Kathleen Day
Schuster, Diane Tickton

Year Published

1993

Pages

xiii-xvii

Publisher

Jossey-Bass

City of Publication

San Francisco

Reference ID

268