The only comprehensive, one-stop source for statistics on women in the United States has now been updated and expanded. Included are approximately 340 new tables and charts, incisive data summaries, a glossary of terms, an extremely useful guide to information sources, as well as an extensive subject index.
Caroline Fredrickson is a powerful advocate and D.C. insider who has witnessed the legislative compromises that leave out temps, farmworkers, employees of small businesses, immigrants and other workers who fall outside an intentionally narrow definition of employees. The women in this fast-growing part of the workforce are denied minimum wage, maternity leave, health care, the right to unionize and protection from harassment and discrimination-all within the bounds of the law. If current trends continue, their fate will be the future of all American workers.