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ERIC Number: EJ766213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0098-9495
Cycles of Discrimination: Older Women, Cumulative Disadvantages, and Retirement Consequences
Davis, Nanette J.
Journal of Education Finance, v31 n1 p65-81 Sum 2005
This article identifies typical life course situations that women experience, which contribute to a cycle of discrimination or a recurrence of disadvantages simply because of their sex, race, or age. Although men suffer social, health, psychological, and economic disadvantages as they age, this article focuses primarily on women as a more deprived group. Male privilege operates at every social class level (Calasanti and Slevin, 2001). A working assumption in this article is that retirement and aging are more discontinuous experiences for men rather than part of the cycle of discrimination experienced by many women. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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