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Inequality and Women’s Mental Health

An Overview
  • Elaine (Hilberman) Carmen
  • Nancy Felipe Russo
  • Jean Baker Miller

Abstract

Over the last decade far-reaching changes have taken place in our beliefs and expectations about women’s roles and identities in the contexts of work, family, and community. These changes have been accompanied by an unprecedented expansion of knowledge and literature that attempts to understand and to convey the female experience.1–19 This new scholarship has identified sex bias in psychological theories and methods, documented the pervasive and destructive effects of gender inequality, and examined the stresses that differentially affect women by virtue of their subordinate social status, especially in their family roles. Every basic formulation about women’s psychology has been questioned and, in many instances, reconceptualized.

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Mental Health Mental Illness Mental Health Service Sexual Harassment Professional Psychology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elaine (Hilberman) Carmen
  • Nancy Felipe Russo
  • Jean Baker Miller

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