Too Many Women?: The Sex Ratio Question

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SAGE Publications, Mar 1, 1983 - Social Science - 280 pages
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`The basic premise of this provocative book is a startling one - that sex ratios among people on the marriage market have profound consequences for a wide variety of attitudes, values, and behaviors, from sexual mores and behavior to shifts in economic power...the authors share with the reader a wealth of fascinating data and information...a book which is...fascinating, scholarly, provocative and exceedingly well-written.' -- Canadian Journal of Sociology, Vol 10 No 2

`Written by social scientists with training and considerable publication in social psychology, this book is a unique contribution to the literature on women, sex roles, and the history of relations between men and women. No similar book is available to

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About the author (1983)

Guttentag was Director of the Families and Stress Research Project at Harvard University. A social psychologist with a passion for social action, she identified herself with many causes, including the reduction of poverty and advocacy of women's rights. She was also an active researcher, founder and first President of the Evaluation Research Society of America, and past President of the Society for the Study of Social Psychological Issues and of the Division of Personality and Social Psychology of the American Psychological Association.

Secord is Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Houston. He has been a Visiting Professor at Princeton, Yale, and Oxford Universities and is past President of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology and of the Division of Personality and Social Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He has twice been awarded a Senior Research Fellowship by the National Institute of Mental Health.

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