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Promises I can keep : why poor women put motherhood before marriage

Autore: Kathryn Edin; Maria Kefalas
Editore: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : State or province government publication : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Over a span of five years, [the authors] talked in-depth with 162 low-income single moms ... to learn how they think about marriage and family. [This book] offers an intimate look at what marriage and motherhood mean to these women and provides [an] extensive on-the-ground study ... of why they put children before marriage despite the daunting challenges they know lie ahead.. [This book] argues that until poor young  Per saperne di più…
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Tipo materiale: Government publication, State or province government publication, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Kathryn Edin; Maria Kefalas
ISBN: 0520241134 9780520241138 9780520248199 0520248198 9780520271463 0520271467
Numero OCLC: 57750836
Descrizione: 293 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: "Before we had a baby ..." --
"When I got pregnant ..." --
How does the dream die? --
What marriage means --
Labor of love --
How motherhood changed my life --
Making sense of single motherhood.
Responsabilità: Kathryn Edin + Maria Kefalas.
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The authors provide a wholly new framework for understanding why poor women have lower rates of marriage and have children outside of wedlock.  Per saperne di più…

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"Edin and Kefalas provide an original and convincing argument for why low-income women continue to embrace motherhood while postponing and raising the bar on marriage. This book is a must read for Per saperne di più…

 
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