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Promises I Can Keep Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage

Promises I Can Keep Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage
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  • ISBN-13: 9780520248199
  • ISBN: 0520248198
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

AUTHOR

Edin, Kathryn, Kefalas, Maria

SUMMARY

"This is the most important study ever written on motherhood and marriage among low-income urban women. Edin and Kefalas's timely, engaging, and well-written book is a careful ethnographic study that paints an indelible portrait of family life in poor communities and, in the process, provides incredible insights on the explosion of mother-only families within these communities."--William Julius Wilson, author of "The Bridge Over the Racial Divide "This book provides the most insightful and comprehensive account I have read of the reasons why many low-income women postpone marriage but don't postpone childbearing. Edin and Kefalas do an excellent job of illuminating the changing meaning of marriage in American society."--Andrew Cherlin, author of "Public and Private Families "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 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 thing, especially since Edin and Kefalas try to make sense of the biggest demographic shift in the last half century. This is a must read for anyone interested in the tangled intersection of family and public policy."--Alex Kotlowitz, author of "There Are No Children HereEdin, Kathryn is the author of 'Promises I Can Keep Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage', published 2007 under ISBN 9780520248199 and ISBN 0520248198.

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