Citizenship By Degree: U.S. Higher Education Policy and the Changing Gender Dynamics of American Citizenship

ISBN : 9780190650957

Deondra Rose
312 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jan 2018
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What explains the progress that American women have made since the 1960s? While many point to the feminist movement, this book argues that higher education policies paved the way for women to surpass men as the recipients of bachelor's degrees and helped them move toward full, first-class citizenship.


Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 Higher Education Policy and Women's Citizenship; Chapter 2 The Gendered Roots of American Higher Education; Chapter 3 Scaring Up Money for College: How the Politics of Crisis Set the Stage; for Gender Egalitarian Student Aid; Chapter 4 Sustaining Gender Parity in College Aid: The Higher Education Act of; 1965; Chapter 5 Opening Doors for Women: Title IX and the Death of Women Need Not; Apply; Chapter 6 Fortunate Sons and Daughters: Financial Aid and the Gender; Dynamics of Social Citizenship; Chapter 7 Federal Student Aid and the Gender Dynamics of Political Citizenship; Chapter 8 Citizenship by Degree: Promoting Equal Opportunity through Higher; Education; Appendices; References

About the author: 

Deondra Rose is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University.

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