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Promises I can keep : why poor women put motherhood before marriage ; with a new preface

Author: Kathryn Edin; Maria Kefalas
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [New ed.View all editions and formats
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Millie Acevedo bore her first child before the age of 16 and dropped out of high school to care for her newborn. Now 27, she is the unmarried mother of three and is raising her kids in one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods. Would she and her children be better off if she had waited to have them and had married their father first? Why do so many poor American youth like Millie continue to have children before  Read more...
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Edin, Kathryn, 1962-
Promises I can keep.
Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2011
(OCoLC)751745480
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Edin; Maria Kefalas
ISBN: 9780520950689 0520950682
OCLC Number: 749264587
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 293 p.) : ill.
Contents: Preface to the 2011 Edition Introduction 1. "Before We Had a Baby ..." 2. "When I Got Pregnant ..." 3. How Does the Dream Die? 4. What Marriage Means 5. Labor of Love 6. How Motherhood Changed My Life Conclusion: Making Sense of Single Motherhood Acknowledgements Appendix A: City, Neighborhood, and Family Characteristics and Research Methods Appendix B: Interview Guide Notes References Index
Other Titles: Why poor women put motherhood before marriage
Responsibility: Kathryn Edin + Maria Kefalas.

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Why do so many poor American youth continue to have children before they can afford to take care of them? This title offers a look at what marriage and motherhood mean to these women and provides the  Read more...

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