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The Resource The new soft war on women : how the myth of female ascendance is hurting women, men-- and our economy, Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett

The new soft war on women : how the myth of female ascendance is hurting women, men-- and our economy, Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett

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The new soft war on women : how the myth of female ascendance is hurting women, men-- and our economy
Title
The new soft war on women
Title remainder
how the myth of female ascendance is hurting women, men-- and our economy
Statement of responsibility
Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett
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Language
eng
Summary
  • " For the first time in history, women make up half the educated labor force and are earning the majority of advanced degrees. It should be the best time ever for women, and yet... it's not. Storm clouds are gathering, and the worst thing is that most women don't have a clue what could be coming. In large part this is because the message they're being fed is that they now have it made. But do they? In The New Soft War on Women, respected experts on gender issues and the psychology of women Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett argue that an insidious war of subtle biases and barriers is being waged that continues to marginalize women. Although women have made huge strides in recent years, these gains have not translated into money and influence. Consider the following: - Women with MBAs earn, on average, $4,600 less than their male counterparts in their first job out of business school. - Female physicians earn, on average, 39 percent less than male physicians. - Female financial analysts take in 35 percent less, and female chief executives one quarter less than men in similar positions. In this eye-opening book, Rivers and Barnett offer women the real facts as well as tools for combating the "soft war" tactics that prevent them from advancing in their careers. With women now central to the economy, determining to a large degree whether it thrives or stagnates, this is one war no one can afford for them to lose"--
  • "We are at a turning point in American economic history. Although women have made huge strides in attaining higher education and employment opportunities in recent years, these gains have not translated into money and influence. If we do not combat the insidious barriers and biases that prevent women from advancing in their careers, then women, and the American economy as a whole, will suffer for it. This book is a wake-up call to prevent subtle biases, i.e. the "soft war," from crippling women's aspirations and scuttling the US economy in the process. Women are now central to the economy, and whether it thrives or stagnates rests, to a large degree, on whether we win or lose this war"--
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Rivers, Caryl
Dewey number
305.40973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1237.5.U6
LC item number
R578 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Women
  • Men
Label
The new soft war on women : how the myth of female ascendance is hurting women, men-- and our economy, Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn837144967
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780399163333
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013017960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)837144967
Label
The new soft war on women : how the myth of female ascendance is hurting women, men-- and our economy, Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn837144967
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780399163333
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013017960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)837144967

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