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The Resource Promises I can keep : why poor women put motherhood before marriage, Kathryn Edin + Maria Kefalas

Promises I can keep : why poor women put motherhood before marriage, Kathryn Edin + Maria Kefalas

Label
Promises I can keep : why poor women put motherhood before marriage
Title
Promises I can keep
Title remainder
why poor women put motherhood before marriage
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Edin + Maria Kefalas
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 women and men have greater access to jobs that lead to financial security - that is, until they can hope for a rewarding life outside of bearing and raising children - they will continue to have children far sooner than most Americans think they should, and in less than ideal circumstances. -Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edin, Kathryn
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kefalas, Maria
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Low-income single mothers
Label
Promises I can keep : why poor women put motherhood before marriage, Kathryn Edin + Maria Kefalas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780520241138
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004022032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)57750836
Label
Promises I can keep : why poor women put motherhood before marriage, Kathryn Edin + Maria Kefalas
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780520241138
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004022032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)57750836

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