Summary of All the Single Ladies
Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation
From ALL THE SINGLE LADIES. Copyright © 2016 by Rebecca Traister. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
All the single ladies are making a difference – demographically, economically and politically.
Journalist Rebecca Traister provides a thorough historical overview of the role single women played in forming the contemporary United States. She draws on extensive research and personal interviews to create a quantitative and qualitative assessment of issues unmarried women face at all income levels and across racial and geographic borders. Traister organizes chapters by distinct topics – class, economics, marriage and sex – to make information readily available. While always politically neutral, getAbstract recommends her examination of a rising demographic to consultants, HR professionals, and business leaders seeking valuable background on the power and challenges of unmarried women.
In this summary, you will learn
- How single women helped change the United States,
- What social and economic restrictions challenge unmarried women, and
- What business and government policy changes could change their lives for the better.
About the Author
Award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister covers women in politics and business for New York magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Elle. She wrote Big Girls Don’t Cry, a New York Times Notable Book of 2010.
Comment on this summary
6 months agoThis summary presented a lot of interesting oxymorons within workplace women. For example, whereas women with children were less likely to be hired for a job, single women often find themselves in poverty. Great read!
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