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Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City

Kathryn Edin, Timothy J. Nelson - Social Science - 2013 - 294 pages
Across the political spectrum, unwed fatherhood is denounced as one of the leading social problems of today. Doing the Best I Can is a strikingly rich, paradigm-shifting look ...
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Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work

Kathryn Edin, Laura Lein - Social Science - 1997 - 340 pages
Welfare mothers are popularly viewed as passively dependent on their checks and averse to work. Reformers across the political spectrum advocate moving these women off the ...
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Working-Class Heroes: Protecting Home, Community, and Nation in a Chicago ...

Maria Kefalas - Social Science - 2003 - 217 pages
Chicago's Southwest Side is one of the last remaining footholds for the city's white working class, a little-studied and little-understood segment of the American population ...
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Unmarried Couples with Children

Paula England, Kathryn Edin - Social Science - 2007 - 312 pages
Today, a third of American children are born outside of marriage, up from one child in twenty in the 1950s, and rates are even higher among low-income Americans. Many herald ...
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It's Not Like I'm Poor: How Working Families Make Ends Meet in a Post ...

Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Kathryn Edin, Laura Tach, Jennifer Sykes - Social Science - 2015 - 304 pages
The world of welfare has changed radically. As the poor trade welfare checks for low-wage jobs, their low earnings qualify them for a hefty check come tax time—a combination ...
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Reclaiming Class: Women, Poverty, and the Promise of Higher Education in America

Vivyan Campbell Adair, Sandra L. Dahlberg - Education - 2009 - 281 pages
The double-edged impact of policy and education in the lives of poor women.
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Moving Up And Out: Poverty, Education & Single Parent Family

Lori Holyfield - Education - 2010 - 184 pages
Single parent families in the United States have almost tripled in the past few decades. A huge majority of these families are female headed. In American culture it is not so ...
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The New Uprooted: Single Mothers in Urban Life

Elizabeth A. Mulroy - Family & Relationships - 1995 - 188 pages
The New Uprooted explores the relationship between the single mother and her social and physical environments. Mulroy examines how demographically diverse single mothers ...
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