Women's Almanac

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - 380 pages
Women's Almanac 2002 is a first-stop reference source that combines news, issues, statistics, and a resource directory along with historical information and analysis from both the U.S. and international perspectives. No other resource offers this unique combination of information, complete with annotated list of Web sites, charts, statistics, and graphs. The Almanac is unique for its U.S. information, where women's history is profiled state by state. Acclaimed women's studies author Doris Weatherford, editor-in-chief and major contributor to the book, presents cutting-edge information about women in the United States and throughout the world.

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Contents

NEWS World News
3
NEWS US News
9
NEWS Obituaries
23
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES Contemporary Issues
29
STATISTICAL INDICATORS CountrybyCountry Survey
59
STATISTICAL INDICATORS United States Statistical Portrait
131
PROFILES Notable Women of US History
145
PROFILES Notable Women of World History
179
HISTORY Womens History StatebyState
239
HISTORY Timeline Women in World History
307
RESOURCES Bibliography
341
RESOURCES Organizations
351
RESOURCES Web Sites
359
Calendar of Historical Anniversaries
363
Women in Government
365
Index
369

HISTORY Timeline Women in US History
209

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Page 136 - Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Source: US Bureau of the Census. Current Population Reports.
Page 133 - Source: US National Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics of the United States, annual; National Vital Statistics Reports (NVSR) (formerly Monthly Vital Statistics Report); and unpublished data.
Page 143 - Comparisons beginning 1990 with data for earlier years should be made with caution as estimates of change may reflect improvements in the 1968 sample design rather than true changes in hospital use.
Page 143 - Rates: 1970 to 1993 [Represents estimates of inpatients discharged from noninstitutional, short-stay hospitals, exclusive of Federal hospitals. Excludes newborn infants. Based on sample data collected from the National Hospital Discharge Survey, a sample survey of hospital records of patients discharged in year shown; subject to sampling variability. For composition of regions, see table 27] 1 Based on Bureau of the Census estimated civilian population as of July 1.
Page 138 - Percent of women in each specific category in the labor force. Unemployed as a percent of civilian labor force in specified group. Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Bulletin 2307; and unpublished data. No.
Page 141 - Wife in paid labor force Wife not in paid labor force Male householder...
Page 51 - While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.
Page 136 - Total sterile includes male stenle for unknown reasons. Persons who had sterilizing operation and who gave as one reason that they had medical problems with their Iemale organs.

About the author (2002)

DORIS WEATHERFORD is Adjunct Professor at the University of South Florida. Her book ^IA History of the American Suffragist Movement was selected as a 1998 Honor Book by the Society of School Librarians International. Her other books include ^IMilestones: A Chronology of American Women's History

erican Women's History: An A-Z of People, Organizations, Issues and Events

reign and Female: Immigrant Women in America, 1840-1920

and ^IAmerican Women in World War II.

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