Stephanie Coontz ImageStephanie Coontz teaches history and family studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. She also serves as Co-Chair and Director of Public Education at the Council on Contemporary Families, a non-profit, nonpartisan association of family researchers and practitioners based at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her work has been featured in many newspapers such as The New York Times, as well as scholarly journals such as Journal of Marriage and Family, and she is frequently interviewed on national television and radio.

 

When child costs more than college video image When child care costs more than college
Last year child care cost more than the average in-state college tuition in 31 states, according to a report by ChildCareAware.org. Stephanie Coontz from the Council on Contemporary Families discusses.

How to lift women from poverty How to lift women from poverty
An estimated 42M women in the country are living in poverty, and the average woman is paid 77 cents for every dollar the average man earns. Stephanie Coontz of Evergreen State College discusses a new Shriver Report looking at women and poverty.

How Poverty affects us equally How poverty affects us equally
In the fight against poverty, supporting women in need can, in fact, help men as well. Stephanie Coontz joins to discuss how we must embrace this idea.

The role women play in the war on poverty The role women play in the war on poverty
2014 marks 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war on poverty in his State of the Union address. This week, a groundbreaking investigation takes a look at poverty from a number of fronts, including economic inequality and how it correlates to the wage difference between men and women.

50 years after equal pay act stephanie coontz 50 years after Equal Pay Act, why are women still making less?
The Cycle hosts talks to Stephanie Coontz about how far women have come in terms of equal pay in the work place and why the income gap still exists in such a large capacity.

The Masculine Mystique The masculine mystique
Author Stephanie Coontz joins The Cycle to talk about the male mystique and what it means to be a man in today's world. March 6, 2013

mad Men DaysHow far have we really come since the Mad Men days? The Cycle | Aired on February 19, 2013

Stephanie CoontzCoontz discusses The Feminine Mystique with Gail Collins and other panelists on NYT Room for Debate, Feb 14, 2013

50 years of the Feminine Mystique: Stephanie CoontzHow did The Feminine Influence You Personally and Professionally, published on Jan 22, 2013

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Recently Released: A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s

Based on extensive research on postwar gender roles and nearly 200 interviews with women and men who read Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique in 1963 and 1964, A Strange Stirring introduces us to the dilemmas and discontents of the wives and daughters of "The Greatest Generation" – the real life counterparts of the characters on tv's hit show, "Mad Men." Please visit the Strange Stirring page to see the latest reviews and articles about this new book. Learn More about "A Strange Stirring"

Other Books by Stephanie Coontz!

Marriage, A History, selected as one of the best books of 2005 by The Washington Post . Please visit the Marriage, A History page on this website for more information about this title, including availability.

The Way We Never Were
 
The Way We Really Are

The Social Origins of Private Life

Coontz recently published an expanded version of American Families: A Multicultural Reader, edited with two of her former students .

For a list of recent speaking engagements, refer to Coontz's Curriculum Vita (pdf) .

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