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Women's Choices and the Risk of Poverty

Women's Choices and the Risk of Poverty

Author: Sharon Warner Methvin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0815330499

Category: Case studies

Page: 238

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Health care policy and proposals for national health care reform have become some of the most contentious political issues of the decade. Garland Publishing announces a new series addressing the most significant issues in the area of health care policy and the business of health care in the United States. books in this multidisciplinary series will include studies of health care practice, the health care business, the implications of multicultural perspectives on health care for public policy, the impact of insurance on health care, and debates over national health care policy, including health care reform. This collection of timely works will offer significant scholarly perspectives on one of the most important issues in public policy.Identifies five kinds of povertyThis study chronicles the lives of 47 Oklahoma women and their experiences with poverty. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, the author examines the relationship between the age at which a woman first gives birth, her marital status then and later in life, and her corresponding risk for entering and exiting poverty. Five categories of women in poverty are identified in the research: Welfare Dependent, Cyclers, Combiners, Temporary Poverty, and Self Sufficient. The author illustrates each type of poverty through insightful case studies which include quotes from the ethnographic interviews and quantitative analysis. The book addresses a variety of the women's experiences, ranging from sexual activity, contraceptive practices, and intimate relationships to their straggles as primary caretakers dealing with education, employment, and government assistance.Discusses feminization of povertyThe study finds thatmany women shift between welfare dependency and husband dependency because of occupational segregation, primary child-rearing responsibilities, and other cultural factors. The research describes the relationships between low wages for women, their marriage and education

More Than 85 Broads: Women Making Career Choices, Taking Risks, and Defining Success - On Their Own Terms

More Than 85 Broads: Women Making Career Choices, Taking Risks, and Defining Success - On Their Own Terms

Author: Janet Hanson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071423687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 361

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More Than 85 Broads introduces us to a remarkable group of strong, passionate, and talented women who all define success on their own terms. Along with author Janet Hanson's riveting account of how she built 85 Broads into a groundbreaking global network community, each of these women candidly tells her own powerful story. Meet Trailblazers who need no roadmap or formula for success-just their own optimism, confidence, and gut instincts. Meet Adventurers who push past boundaries and find new ways to define success for themselves. Meet Parents who are building true partnerships rather than just “balancing” their lives and careers. And meet Visionaries who are answering the questions: “What's my passion?” “What's my destiny?” “What's my gift?” Whether you're striving to align your passion with your career, standing at a crossroads deciding which path to choose, or well on the road to fulfilling your lifelong dreams, you can tap into the enormous power and potential of “some of the most incredible women on the planet” and . . . Discover how building a strong network gives you your own unique platform for creating new opportunities, connections, and personal definitions of success. Learn how women are blazing their own trails as business leaders, entrepreneurs, survivors, philanthropists, and parents. Find out how smart, successful and courageous women really think about their careers, their lives, their families, and their futures-all in their own voices. “The most powerful and courageous voice any of us can listen to is our own, but it is often the one that we spend the least time cultivating and tuning into...” writes Hanson. More Than 85 Broads is an essential read for women and men at every stage of their careers and lives. It will surprise you, motivate you, and inspire you to connect with others. Most importantly, it will help you find your own passion, build your own network, and define success on your own terms.

Work-family Role Choices for Women in Their 20s and 30s

Work-family Role Choices for Women in Their 20s and 30s

Author: Cherlyn S. Granrose

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275955257

Category: Women

Page: 228

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This study follows over 200 women making employment and family choices during their first decade after college graduation. Based on interview responses, the authors organize the women into four life choice categories: Careerists, Homemakers, Breadwinners, and Nesters. Using models of adult change as well as extensive quotes and empirical analyses, the authors identify the facilitators and barriers for each alternative. Women relate the consequences of each choice for themselves, their spouses, and their children. While each group faced unique problems, in all groups, women were satisfied with career and family aspects of their choices if they followed their individual values, found supportive friends, coworkers and spouses, and if they worked in those rare challenging jobs in family-supportive organizations. The book explores the ways women, spouses, counselors, and employers can facilitate satisfying life choices and how to anticipate the questions each group faces in their next decade.

10 Good Choices That Empower Black Women's Lives

10 Good Choices That Empower Black Women's Lives

Author: Grace Cornish, Ph.D.

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307431943

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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"It's time to take back your power and your life--take it back from the bad relationships, bad careers, bad investments, bad company, and bad memories. It's time for you to live a fuller, happier, more productive, and wholesome life. This is your time to claim your blessings. God has given you a choice. Choose wisely, sis--choose to win, and enjoy every moment of it." With her national bestseller, 10 Bad Choices That Ruin Black Women's Lives, beloved television personality, lecturer, and author Dr. Grace Cornish wrote a self-help classic for black women who wanted to face and erase the relationship problems. Now, in her 10 Good Choices That Empower Black Women's Lives, Dr. Grace takes readers beyond healing just their romantic relationships--she's ready to show black women how to incorporate new, empowering, good choices into every aspect of their lives. Inspiring and insightful, this is Dr. Grace's tried-and-true prescription for finding the right balance between work, love, and spirituality. From "Trust Your Intuition" to "Taking Calculated Chances" and "Embracing the Skin You're In," Dr. Grace outlines ten positive choices that will help black women move onward and upward in their personal and professional lives. Full of first-person anecdotes from Dr. Grace's patients, friends, and fans, this is a real book about real people in tough situations and the choices they have made that led to renewed success, happiness, and peace of mind. With her trademark brand of smart, sympathetic, sister-to-sister counseling, Dr. Grace Cornish's 10 Good Choices That Empower Black Women's Lives is destined to become a classic of self-help for African-American women of all ages and backgrounds.

Understanding How Women Vote: Gender Identity and Political Choices

Understanding How Women Vote: Gender Identity and Political Choices

Author: Kelly L. Winfrey

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440840319

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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Uncovering the psychological and sociological reasons for the gender gap in American politics, this fascinating volume explores how such factors influence women and lead to their political beliefs and behaviors. • Provides readers with an in-depth explanation for the gender gap in American politics while also addressing key differences between women voters • Explores such intriguing topics as whether women prefer female or male candidates • Utilizes original, empirical research and theory on group identification to explain specific political beliefs and behaviors • Couples academic theory with clear, accessible examples and explanations • Draws from numerous disciplines, including political science, communication studies, sociology, and psychology • Offers advice for candidates looking to engage and persuade women

Can We Wear Our Pearls and Still be Feminists?

Can We Wear Our Pearls and Still be Feminists?

Author: Joan D. Mandle

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826262226

Category: Education

Page: 223

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Annotation When Joan Mandle accepted the position of Director of Women's Studies at Colgate University, she had specific goals in mind - to make the program stronger, more academically rigorous, and publicly open. The program would resist becoming the captive of identity politics and would refuse to allow itself to become marginalized on the campus. It would reach beyond the negative stereotypes of feminism on campus by appealing to and challenging all students and faculty interested in gender issues and social change. Just as Mandle anticipated, she faced obstacles during the transformation. Among her critics were feminist students and faculty whose views of a successful program directly contradicted Mandle's. While the new director called for outreach, they insisted on isolation. While she set forth a policy of inclusiveness, they sought to maintain an exclusive community. These individuals preferred the former model of the women's studies program, despite its tendency toward separatism. Can We Wear Our Pearls and Still Be Feminists?explores women's studies from Mandle's perspective as a program director, feminist activist, and scholar. She offers a vivid account of being forced to grapple with fundamental issues of what women's studies is and should be. Her strong commitment to feminism and women's studies does not prevent her from voicing her concerns; instead, it compells her to share the story of her directorship in hopes of shedding light on the strengths and weaknesses, pitfalls and triumphs of women's studies as an academic discipline. Through her examination of the battles involved in creating an academically significant and ideologically open program, Mandle provides insight into a possible avenue of change for feminism. By showing how the program at Colgate University was able to encourage campuswide discussions on feminism, Mandle demonstrates that women's studies can succeed as an inclusive and rigorous field. This enlightening memoir provides readers with a window on important debates concerning feminism and women in academia.