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Cover Image: Women and Public Policy: A Revolution in Progress, 3rd Edition
  • Date: 12/06/2004
  • Format: Print Paperback
  • Price: $48.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-56802-926-9
  • Pages: 235
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Women and Public Policy: A Revolution in Progress, 3rd Edition
M. Margaret Conway, University of Florida
David W. Ahern, University of Dayton
Gertrude A. Steuernagel, Kent State University


In a much-anticipated revision, the third edition of this widely used volume continues to track the impact of cultural change on women‘s roles and the public policies that affect their lives. Women and Public Policy places a broad range of policy issues—from education and health care to economic equity and the criminal justice system—in historical context, discusses the formation and implementation of current policy, and explores public policy silences. In addition to featuring and analyzing new data, this third edition:

  • highlights issues of race, class, age, and ethnicity, showing how they intersect with gender in crucial ways.

  • includes greatly expanded coverage of reproductive issues with a new chapter devoted to the topic, looking comprehensively at contraception and abortion, the international gag rule, RU-486, the morning after pill, later-term abortion developments, and reproductive technologies.

  • showcases recent developments in all policy areas, from the impact of welfare reform on educational opportunities and child support enforcement to a discussion of Medicare and prescription drug coverage.
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New to this Edition

In a much-anticipated revision, the third edition of this widely used volume continues to track the impact of cultural change on women‘s roles and the public policies that affect their lives. In addition to featuring and analyzing new data, this third edition:

  • highlights issues of race, class, age, and ethnicity, showing how they intersect with gender in crucial ways;
  • includes greatly expanded coverage of reproductive issues with a new chapter devoted to the topic, looking comprehensively at contraception and abortion, the international gag rule, RU-486, the morning after pill, later-term abortion developments, and reproductive technologies; and
  • showcases recent developments in all policy areas, from the impact of welfare reform on educational opportunities and child support enforcement to a discussion of Medicare and prescription drug coverage.
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2nd Edition ©2001

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Table of Contents

Preface

1. Women and Public Policy
2. Women and Educational Policy
3. Women and Health Care Policy
4. Women and Reproductive Policy
5. Women and Employment Policies: Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
6. Women and Economic Equity: Housing, Credit, Insurance and Retirement Income
7. Women and Family Law: Marriage and Divorce
8. Women and Child Care
9. Women and the Criminal Justice System
10. A Revolution in Progress

Index

Reviews

Women and Public Policy was a key resource in my “Gender and Power” course at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. If you are wondering what difference it makes to get women into public office, read this book!”

- Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell, Former Prime Minister of Canada, Secretary General, Club of Madrid

“Conway, Ahern, and Steuernagel have provided an invaluable tool for students and instructors. The book details the historical and contemporary impact of public policies affecting women in the U.S. Women and Public Policy is likely to become a standard text and resource for all serious students of the public policy decisions that help shape the lives of American women.”

- Kimberly S. Adams, Lock Haven University

"Women and Public Policy covers the relevant, timely and sometimes controversial policy areas that matter greatly to women and men alike, such as education, employment and economic equity, and reproductive rights. Conway, Ahern, and Steuernagel candidly discuss the remarkable progress women have made in the policy arena as well as the frequent setbacks they have encountered along the way. The book‘s depth of analysis, connection to well-known policy models, and detailed discussion of policy process cases make it a great choice for both upper-division undergraduate and graduate policy courses. Over its first two editions, this text has become an integral component of my public policy courses; this updated third edition is most welcome."

- Ira Reed, Trinity College
Bio(s)
M. Margaret Conway, University of Florida

M. Margaret Conway is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. Among her publications are Political Participation in the United States, Third Edition (2000), The Politics of Asian American (2004), and Women and Political Participation, Second Edition (2005) and Women and Public Policy, Third Edition (2005), on which she is coauthor. She has published widely in academic journals, including the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, andWomen and Politics.



David W. Ahern, University of Dayton

David W. Ahern is professor of political science at the University of Dayton. He is coauthor of Women and Political Participation, Second Edition (2005). His articles on political socialization have appeared in Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Behavior, and Simulation and Games.



Gertrude A. Steuernagel, Kent State University

Gertrude A. Steuernagel is professor of political science at Kent State University. She is coauthor of Women and Political Participation, Second Edition (2005), and Women and Public Policy, Third Edition (2005). Her research and teaching interests include women and politics, women's health, autism policy, and political theory.

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