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Too Many Women?: The Sex Ratio Question

by Guttentag M and Secord P SAGE Publications, Inc
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Pbk 280 pages
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`The basic premise of this provocative book is a startling one - that sex ratios among people on the marriage market have profound consequences for a wide variety of attitudes, values, and behaviors, from sexual mores and behavior to shifts in economic power...the authors share with the reader a wealth of fascinating data and information...a book which is...fascinating, scholarly, provocative and exceedingly well-written.` --

Introduction: The Sex Ratio Question
Part 1: Clues from the Past
Women's Roles in Classical Atehns and Sparta
Love and Misogyny in Medieval Europe
Sex and Family Among Orthodox Jews
Frontier, Southern and Victorian Women in Early America
Part 2: Observations From Recent Times
From Sex Ratios to Sex Roles
Sex Roles and Family Among White Americans
Sex Roles and Family Among Black Americans
Future Trends in Sex ROles and Family