Global Statistics on Women
Newly published, The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World, fourth edition, is a great go-to resource for statistics on women’s issues. The book is divided into eight parts – Women in the World, Families, Birthrights, Body Politics, Work, To Have and To Have Not, The Vote, and Demography and Health. Each of these sections is subdivided to cover specific topics. For example, in Part Six – To Have and To Have Not – subcategories include Water, Literacy, School, Higher Education, Wired Women, Property, Poverty, and Debt.
The statistical data for each topic are presented with a summary page of information and two pages of colorful charts, graphs, and maps. The book is designed with visual impact in mind, and you may find yourself suddenly fascinated by pie charts and bar graphs!
Pick up this highly useful atlas in the New Books area of Bernardsville Public Library. It is not a reference book and can circulate for the regular loan period. I recommend this book for research as well as personal edification.
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