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Betty Friedan, a leading advocate for women's rights and author of The Feminine Mystique, and, most recently, of The Fountain of Age, is currently Distinguished Professor of Social Evolution and Director of the Center for Women, Men, and Social Evolution at Mount Vernon College in Washington, D.C., and is an Adjunct Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Brigid O'Farrell, a sociologist, is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Women, Men, and Social Evolution; her most recent book is Rocking the Boat: Union Women's Voices, 1915-1975, written with Joyce Kornbluh.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Women employees United States Social conditions, Married women Employment United States, Downsizing of organizations United States, Displaced workers United States, Manpower policy United States, United States Economic policy