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7 edition of Promises I Can Keep found in the catalog.

Promises I Can Keep

Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage

by Kathryn Edin

  • 362 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading

Published by University of California Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Single parents,
  • Unmarried mothers,
  • Poor single mothers,
  • Gender Studies,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology - Marriage & Family,
  • Sociology,
  • USA,
  • Women"s Studies - General,
  • Social Science / Sociology / General,
  • Ethnic Studies - General,
  • Americas (North Central South West Indies),
  • Sociology - General,
  • Low-income single mothers,
  • Pennsylvania,
  • Philadelphia

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages300
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7711855M
    ISBN 100520241134
    ISBN 109780520241138


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Promises I Can Keep by Kathryn Edin Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book is a must read for students of the family as well as for policy makers and practitioners who hope to rebuild marriage in low-income communities. Sara McLanahan, author of Growing Up with a Single Parent "Promises I Can Keep is the best kind of exploration: honest, incisive and ever-so-original.

It'll make you squirm, and that's a good Cited by: mmo Books: The subject of single mothers. PAGE 4. Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage. Whether married or not, poor mothers -- especially poor mothers who diverge from middle-class childbearing norms -- are disparaged by pundits, politicians, and other relatively privileged folks who blame the poor for the persistence of poverty.

Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood before Marriage - Kindle edition by Edin, Kathryn, Kefalas, Maria, Furstenberg, Frank. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood before Marriage/5(54).

This book is a must read for students of the family as well as for policy makers and practitioners who hope to rebuild marriage in low-income communities.”—Sara McLanahan, author of Growing Up with a Single Parent "Promises I Can Keep is the best kind of exploration: honest, incisive and ever-so-original.

It'll make you squirm, and that's a. Promises I can keep: Much is assumed about why they put motherhood before marriage, but Kathryn Edin and Maria Kefalas actually attempted to find out by spending five years living in the poor inner-city neighborhoods of Philadelphia (where poverty similarly affects women of various racial groups) and interviewing poor single mothers.4/5.

Promises I Can Keepoffers 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.