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ERIC Number: ED455349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 127
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-880547-24-4
The Girls Report: What We Know & Need To Know about Growing Up Female.
Phillips, Lynn
This report reviews current statistics on the state of girls' lives in the United States at the end of the 20th century. Six chapters cover: (1) "Framing Gender, Identity, and Adolescence" (trends in research on adolescent girls, exploring identities, how girls are doing, and conditions that support or hinder girls' healthy sense of self); (2) "Health" (exercise and sports, body image and eating disorders, HIV/AIDS prevention, depression and related concerns, substance use, and access to health care); (3) "Sexuality" (portrayals of girls' sexual activity, pregnancy and reproductive decisions, and access to information and resources); (4) "Violence" (victimization, sexual and physical abuse, sexual harassment, and participation in violence and crime); (5) "Schooling" (representation of girls in educational research, girls' achievement, curricular issues and academic programs for girls, single sex versus mixed sex education, sexuality education, leaving school/college attendance/dropping out, and conditions that support girls' educational experiences); and (6) "Economic Realities" (economic conditions in families and impacts of welfare reform legislation). Two final sections present "What Do Adolescent Girls Need for Healthy Development?" and "Looking Ahead: Developing a New Research Agenda." (Contains 216 bibliographic references, notes, and nationwide member center descriptions.) (SM)
National Council for Research on Women, 11 Hanover Square, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10005 ($20). Tel: 212-785-7335; Fax: 212-785-7350; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Grant (W.T.) Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Council for Research on Women, New York, NY.