multiple origins of today's gender gap serve as a warning that remaking the social
contract will be a complex process. What apparently is needed is for women to
achieve some measure of true equality (in line with feminist values and the somewhat narrower goals of professional women) and for untoward social conditions
(the feminization of poverty) to be ameliorated. For the latter to happen, of
course, feelings of compassion among the rich and powerful must increase from
the levels indicated by our analysis of affluent women.
An earlier version of this chapter was presented at the 1993 Annual Meetings of the Southern Political Science Association, Atlantia, Georgia.
These and other data in this chapter are drawn from the American National Election
Study surveys conducted by the Center for Political Studies at the University of Michigan
and made available by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research.
Neither the consortium nor the original collectors of the data bear any responsibility for
the analyses or interpretations presented here.
2. Exact wording for these and other questions from the ANES surveys can be found in
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: Broken Contract?Changing Relationships between Americans and Their Government.
Contributors: Stephen C. Craig - Editor.
Publisher: Westview Press.
Place of publication: Boulder, CO.
Publication year: 1996.
Page number: 182.
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