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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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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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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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Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work: How ...

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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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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Young Disadvantaged Men: Fathers, Families, Poverty, and Policy

Timothy Smeeding, Irwin Garfinkel, Ronald B. Mincy - Family & Relationships - 2011 - 261 pages
By age 30, between 68 and 75 percent of young men in the United States, with only a high school degree or less, are fathers. This volume provides practical, policy-driven ...
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Latin Looks: Images Of Latinas And Latinos In The U.s. Media

Clara E. Rodriguez - Social Science - 2008 - 256 pages
What are Latin looks? A Latin look may seem at first blush to be something that everyone recognizes-brunette, sensual, expressive, animated, perhaps threatening. But upon ...
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