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This revealing book remains the most complete description to-date of women's conditions and contributions worldwide. Although women's status has improved over the last 20 years, the majority of women still lag far behind men in power, wealth and opportunity. Using innovative techniques in a form non-specialists can readily understand, this book is an academically sound blend of fact and interpretation. Covering more issues than the very popular first edition, it will prove to be a valuable resource especially in undergraduate courses in women's studies, sociology of women, social statistics and economic development. Numbers and analyzes enrich a fact-filled source on how much women contribute to economic, political and family life.