Date of Award

Spring 1975

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

DeRoche, Edward

Second Advisor

Bogenschild, Erika G.

Third Advisor

Dupuis, A.


In areas from Little League baseball to coal mining, women in 1974 consolidated their previous gains and broke new barriers. They ran for office, pushed for the Equal Rights Amendment, were heard in court, fought for equal pay, sought professional training, refuted myths, confronted the church, joined the Army, became presidents of companies and countries, won championships, and much more. Recent trends indicate that women may now be able to achieve higher vocational and professional opportunities in some fields. National statistics showed more women entered higher education programs this year. Women returned to school from every segment of society. In three years, the number of women enrolled in the nation's medical schools has more than doubled. There are also more women going into law and engineering...



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