The demographic landscape of the United States has changed considerably in recent decades. Changing roles of women have reshaped patterns in marriage and divorce, childbearing, living arrangements and aspirations for education and career development. Immigration has increased. These trends have in turn affected the age, sex, racial and ethnic composition of the population. All these trends both affect, and are affected by, economic growth and technological change. This book provides a statistical picture of women in America in five critical areas: demographic and family changes, education, employment, health, and crime and violence. By presenting a quantitative snapshot of the well-being of American women based on Federal data, this book greatly enhances our understanding of both how far American women have come and the areas where there is still work to be done..