This historical analysis of literature examines the stigma associated with being a single woman since the 16th century. The analysis looks at the evolution of women in American society and the societal perception of being a single woman during each century. Furthermore, this analysis explores how single women were impacted by stigma and discrimination. This exploration showed changing opinion of single women as the centuries progressed; however, there remained biased thought against unmarried women. The roles of women are also discussed to allow a background for the analysis. To conclude, limitations, implications for future research, and implications for social work practice are discussed.
|Advisor:||Lopez, Rebecca A.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 48/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||American history, Social work, Womens studies|
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