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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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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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Coming of Age in America: The Transition to Adulthood in the Twenty-First ...

Mary C. Waters, Patrick Joseph Carr, Maria Kefalas, Jennifer Ann Holdaway - Social Science - 2011 - 256 pages
What is it like to become an adult in twenty-first-century America? This book takes us to four very different places—New York City, San Diego, rural Iowa, and Saint Paul ...
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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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On Our Own: Unmarried Motherhood in America

Melissa Ludtke - Family & Relationships - 1997 - 471 pages
The U.S. has experienced a dramatic increase in births to unmarried women in recent decades--from 4% of births in 1950, with most of the babies then adopted, to more than 30 ...
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Social Class and Changing Families in an Unequal America

Marcia Carlson, Paula England - Social Science - 2011 - 230 pages
This book offers an up-to-the-moment assessment of the condition of the American family in an era of growing inequality.
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