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

Promises I can keep : why poor women put motherhood before marriage, Kathryn Edin + Maria Kefalas ; with a new preface

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 ; with a new preface
Title variation
Why poor women put motherhood before marriage
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 they can afford to take care of them? Over a span of five years, sociologists Kathryn Edin and Maria Kefalas talked in-depth with 162 low-income single moms like Millie to learn how they think about marriage and family. Promises I Can Keep offers an intimate look at what marriage and motherhood mean to these women and provides the most extensive on-the-ground study to date of why they put children before marriage despite the daunting challenges they know lie ahead
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edin, Kathryn
Dewey number
306.8560974811
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ759.45
LC item number
.E35 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kefalas, Maria
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Low-income single mothers
  • Mères célibataires
  • Mères de famille monoparentale pauvres
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Low-income single mothers
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Pennsylvania
  • Eenoudergezinnen
  • Ongehuwde moeders
  • Armen (personen)
Label
Promises I can keep : why poor women put motherhood before marriage, Kathryn Edin + Maria Kefalas ; with a new preface
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-285) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; Preface to the 2011 Edition; Introduction; I. "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; Acknowledgments; Appendix A: City, Neighborhood, and Family Characteristics and Research Methods; Appendix B: Interview Guide; Notes; References; Index
Control code
749264587
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
New ed..
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 293 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283279741
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9786613279743
  • 9780520950689
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttt4284
  • 96863d26-4e77-4935-989e-68bce96b436c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)749264587
Label
Promises I can keep : why poor women put motherhood before marriage, Kathryn Edin + Maria Kefalas ; with a new preface
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-285) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; Preface to the 2011 Edition; Introduction; I. "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; Acknowledgments; Appendix A: City, Neighborhood, and Family Characteristics and Research Methods; Appendix B: Interview Guide; Notes; References; Index
Control code
749264587
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
New ed..
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 293 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283279741
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9786613279743
  • 9780520950689
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttt4284
  • 96863d26-4e77-4935-989e-68bce96b436c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)749264587

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