Taking It from Here: Policies for the Twenty-first Century

  • Cynthia B. Costello
  • Vanessa R. Wight


As the chapters in this volume have shown, young women today live in a world that differs, in many important respects, from the world their mothers lived in at a comparable age. Some differences are the result of important policy reforms of the 1960s and 1970s, such as laws requiring employers and educational institutions receiving federal dollars to make jobs and programs open to girls and women, and policies making credit available, for the first time, to women in their own names. Also during this period, abortion was legalized and birth control became widely available—with far-reaching implications for young women.


Young Woman Minimum Wage Hispanic Woman Pension Plan Vocational Education Program 
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  • Cynthia B. Costello
  • Vanessa R. Wight

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