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Bird, Caroline 1915-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 174 publications in 2 languages and 10,834 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Compiler, Performer
Classifications: HQ1420, 301.4120973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Caroline Bird
Born female : the high cost of keeping women down by Caroline Bird( Book )

51 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The oldest way of classifying people is to divide humans into male and female. The thesis of this work is that the conditions of modern life--especially those related to the birth control pill and the nature of work--render old forms of the sexual division of labor obsolete, even dysfunctional; and the sooner we get rid of them, the better all around. To allow sex to be the defining characteristic for classifying and organizing work is incredibly wasteful to society: wasting talent, ability, and creativity. The crux of her argument, which is documented with a comprehensive collection of statistics, is that the country's prosperity depends on the labor and earnings of women, yet they are consistently underpaid and underprivileged in comparison with men, which is wrong
The invisible scar by Caroline Bird( Book )

18 editions published between 1966 and 1981 in English and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hapless Herbert Hoover chose the term "depression" because he felt it did not have the fright potential of such established terms for financial disaster as "panic" or "crisis." This, and 1001 other facts have been rescued from the near oblivion that blankets the '30's in popular histories (or in tribal memory), and the buried gold of essential facts are burnished with personal anecdote and vivid passages from the contemporary record -- speeches and newspaper features. The title is the thesis, and this book contends that this willfully forgotten period has affected national attitudes and individual behavior with changes in politics, social welfare, employment, selling, marriage, women, and styles of dress, decor and decorum—along with failures to change. If your invisible scar twinges on hearing the refrain from "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" you should take the time for this -- it tells you why
The two-paycheck marriage : how women at work are changing life in America : an in-depth report on the great revolution of our times by Caroline Bird( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caroline Bird collates the sociological, psychological and economic histories of two-paycheck families; offers cool assessments of the child-care crisis, changing sex-and-power alignments, and child-bearing timetables. Working wives have lifted millions of families into the middle class, but a still wife cleans the house and cares for the children more often than her husband; private and public accounting assigns his dollars more power than hers, and most chilling of all, the chances of her marriage dissolving rise 2 percent for every additional $1,000 she earns. There are recitations of the experiments of "lifestyle pioneers" trying to balance demands of family and career, and a far-out feminist vision of the future. The author offers an abundance of astute reporting but not a coherent, persuasive feminist philosophy that considers class, opportunity, and traditional values as opposed to purely economic arguments for women's occupational empowerment
Enterprising women by Caroline Bird( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illuminating series of crisp, lively portraits of "enterprising" American women--from Colonial days when Mary Goddard printed the Declaration of Independence to Katharine Graham, publisher of the Washington Post (in a sense Goddard's 1976 counterpart). Even when the biographical material is skimpy Ms. Bird manages to convey the personal impact of both the famous and the unknown women within the context of prevailing sex roles and cultural attitudes. Among the portraits: innovators in education and business, nurses and social workers, "confidence builders" like Mary Baker Eddy and Lydia Pinkham (her original compound contained exotic Caribbean ingredients and 18 percent alcohol), writers, medical pioneers, and even brothel owners. The author concludes that the careers she discusses have certain prerequisites: access to books and ideas; family or, these days, cultural support; freedom from pregnancy (many were widows or unmarried); and often, in the past, the spur of domestic crisis. Ms. Bird takes historical currents where they lead her (a fine side trip into Colonial printing) and there's an unhurried, non-didactic tone which makes this a decided pleasure to read
The case against college by Caroline Bird( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything a woman needs to know to get paid what she's worth by Caroline Bird( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caroline Bird offers a pragmatic, sensible guide for women longing to escape from that low-pay, dead-end job in the secretarial ghetto--but she assumes a certain amount of liberation up front. The quickest, surest way to make money and move up is to get "a man's job." If you're snickering -- don't. Laughing at sexism signifies tacit acceptance of the kind of thinking that still prevails in banks, insurance companies, advertising, Wall Street and just about everywhere despite the 1972 Equal Employment Opportunity Act. There is sound advice on how best to parlay your resources, and discussions on the various discriminatory tricks and traps used to keep women down or out: setting "qualifications" higher for her than for him, bestowing fancy titles but small paychecks, bypassing women for promotions -- and ways to get around such ploys. The format is efficiently question-and-answer but there's nothing slapdash about the canny tactics and suggestions
Second careers : new ways to work after 50 by Caroline Bird( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When social critic Caroline Bird ran a survey in Modern Maturity magazine about seniors engaged in second careers, the size of the response was stunning--more than 36,000 readers said that they were pursuing employment rather than retirement. This book, a combination how-to and overview of the second-career market, contains short chapters on why seniors should work and how they can discover a fulfilling second career, and an extensive resource list. The heart of the book is a compendium of 28 "job clusters" within which the author describes a variety of jobs, including second careers for people already in the field and niches for newcomers. The book's appeal is its solid grounding in the real-world experiences and day-to-day lifestyles of mature adults who responded to the survey. The result is valuable not only to those over 50 but to anyone seeking a new career
The crowding syndrome : learning to live with too much and too many by Caroline Bird( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The good years : your life in the twenty-first century by Caroline Bird( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on an analysis of what America is like today, Caroline Bird--author, economist, and social forecaster--thoughtfully charts the future state of the economy and predicts a new kind of prosperity, one based on the most desirable of human values--pleasure, freedom, and self-fulfillment. She traces the rise and fall of America's love affair with youth and introduces us to the "ageless pioneers," those older persons who refuse to feel old and who live the way we will all be able to live in the twenty-first century. This book ponders the benefits we will enjoy from future technology and creates a scenario how life might look in 2010, with "wild card" things that might just happen, like stockbrokers doing business by satellite from South Pacific islands, or as radical as solving the problem of illegal aliens by eliminating the Mexican border
What women want : from the official report to the President, the Congress, and the people of the United States by United States( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of our own : secrets of salty old women by Caroline Bird( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women over fifty-five who live alone are the fastest-growing population group in the United States. Bird reports on their world
Everything a woman needs to know to get paid what she's worth -- in the 1980s by Caroline Bird( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The working woman by Caroline Bird( Recording )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caroline Bird discusses some of the reasons for the widening salary differential between male and female employees
Women: opportunity for management by Caroline Bird( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women today : options, obstacles, opportunities( Recording )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Ruth Lyon and Joan Glimcher interviewing authorities from various disciplines about women's issues. Experts including Margaret Mead, Elizabeth Janeway, and Caroline Bird discuss the quest of contemporary women for equality, individuation, and personal growth
The good years, your future in the twenty-first century by Caroline Bird( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spirit of Houston : the first National Women's Conference : an official report to the President, the Congress and the People of the United States, March 1978 by National Women's Conference( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat chronologie amerikaanse vrouwengeschiedenis Internationaal jaar van de vrouw
Tomobataraki josei ni okuru hon by Caroline Bird( )

3 editions published in 1987 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crowding syndrome by Caroline Bird( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eijiresu ningen no jidai( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Second careers : new ways to work after 50
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Lives of our own : secrets of salty old women
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Bird, Caroline

Caroline Bird

Caroline Bird Poet

Mahoney, Caroline Bird

Mahoney, Caroline Bird 1915-

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English (158)

Japanese (4)