Year: 1977 Source: Signs: Journal of Women in Culture & Society, v.2, no.3, (1977), p.531-553 SIEC No: 19850925

This article is a comprehensive discussion of the nature & causes of female suppression. Education & social status, together with economic status, are considered by the authors as critical & independent variables. The effects of religion, an agricultural economy, male/female sex ratios & child-bearing as they relate to female status are explored. (NBB)