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Citizenship By Degree: U.S. Higher Education Policy and the Changing Gender Dynamics of American Citizenship

Deondra Rose

Abstract

Since the mid-twentieth century, the United States has seen a striking shift in the gender dynamics of higher educational attainment as women have come to earn college degrees at higher rates than men. Women have also made significant strides in terms of socioeconomic status and political engagement. What explains the progress that American women have made since the 1960s? While many point to the feminist movement as the critical turning point, this book makes the case that women’s movement toward first-class citizenship has been shaped not only by important societal changes but also by the ac ... More

Keywords: higher education, education, public policy, policy feedback, women, gender, citizenship, Title IX, welfare state, inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190650940
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190650940.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deondra Rose, author
Duke University