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Women and Public Policies

Reassessing Gender Politics
Joyce Gelb and Marian Lief Palley

BUY Paper · 268 pp. · 5 × 8 · ISBN 9780813916958 · $22.50 · Nov 1996

Women and Public Policies, praised by Janet Boles as "the first attempt to deal with several women's policies in a systematic manner within a common framework," analyzes how the women's movement of the 1970s influenced federal policy. The authors treat four issues- credit, education, pregnancy disability, and abortion rights- as case studies, measuring the successes and failures of the women's movement in these representative policy areas.

About the Author(s): 

Joyce Gelb is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of Women and Society, Graduate Center, CUNY. Marian Lief Palley is Professor of Political Science at the University of Delaware.

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