The Status of U.S. Women in 1975
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This paper shows how and why 1975 was a landmark year for women all over the world, especially in the United States. Reasons for the significance of this year are examined by looking at women in several spheres. It begins with the labor market and explains how affirmative action policies, laws against discrimination against women and the growing number of women going to college contributed to a rise in the number of women in the workforce. It then looks at which laws were passed to assist in women's rights and breakthroughs in attitudes towards sexuality (birth control etc). The paper concludes with an examination of how women were depicted in the media.
From the Paper:"The number of working mothers has jumped dramatically today. Figures from the 2000 U.S. Census show that 75 percent of women with young children are part of the workforce, compared to just 45 percent in 1975. More revealing statistics indicate that mothers with children younger than three worked in larger numbers today 63 percent in 2000 compared to just 33 percent in 1975 (Cheng). Several factors have contributed to this increase. First, more women are now going to college. Estimates show that 30 percent of women aged 25-34 have college degrees, compared to only 18 percent in 1975. It should be noted, however, that these changes are uneven for women of color. Only 17 percent of African American women, for example, have college degrees today. However, this still represents an improvement from 1975, when only 10 percent of African American women earned a four-year college degree (Cheng)."
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