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Life after youth : female, forty, what next? / Ruth Harriet Jacobs.

Boston : Beacon Press, [1979] .
ISBN 0807037907, 9780807037904

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Subjects Aging -- Psychological aspects.
Middle-aged women -- United States -- Life skills guides.
Middle-aged women -- United States.
Older women -- United States -- Social conditions.
Sex role.
Description vii, 168 pages ; 21 cm
Copyright Date [1979]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 164-166) and index.
Summary "Once depicted as witches, croneks, and hags in fiction, burned at the stake in the not-so-distant past, the older woman is still largely scorned in America today. In a solidly researched, compassionate study, Ruth Jacobs ... presents a frank assessment of the older woman's position in American society. She offers unique and workable suggestions for breaking the restrictive roles woman now occupy and broadening the options open to older women. She shows how they can increase the opportunity for their personal growth"--Back cover.
Contents Nurturers -- Unutilized nurturers -- Re-engaged nurturers -- Chum networks and leisurists -- Careerists -- employed and unemployed -- Seekers -- Faded beauties -- Doctorers -- Escapists and isolates -- Advocates and assertive older women -- Advice and conclusion: victims or agents of change?
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4834162
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Jacobs, Ruth Harriet.
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