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Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage by Kathryn Edin, Maria Kefalas

Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage



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Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage Kathryn Edin, Maria Kefalas ebook
Page: 300
ISBN: 0520241134, 9780520241138
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But fewer than one in seven has done so by the time their kids turn 3, according to sociologists Kathryn Edin and Maria Kefalas, authors of the book “Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage. Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage by Kathryn Edin, Maria Kefalas. Believe it,' says Maria Kefalas, a sociologist who studies marriage and family issues and co-authored a seminal book on low-income mothers called Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage. Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood before Marriage, With a New Preface. Why do so many poor American youth like Millie continue to have children before they can afford to take care of them? She is the author of Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage and is working on a book called Marginal Men, which has a subtitle, Fatherhood and the Lives of Low-Income, Unmarried Men. Previous books include Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage(2005, with Maria J. The book is based on interviews with 162 low-income, single mothers. Says Maria Kefalas, co-author of “Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage.” The book is based on interviews with 162 low-income single mothers. Adults a sense of purpose and meaning in their often chaotic lives, according to sociologists Kathryn Edin and Maria Kefalas, authors of the bookPromises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage. Knowledge of intimate details from 162 single mothers' lives that could only be gained by spending years in their company, Edin and Kefalas wrote Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage. For us, the wedding part is in fact the important part, and we would not likely get married until we could afford to do so with all of the far-flung friends and family we would want there, which will be expensive to pull off with or . Posted on May 24, 2013 by admin. Got all het up over marriages as legal carrots that get walled off by the government, and then those very structures are ignored when they want to pathologize women (in this case, single mothers and non-married [read: subdued] women over 30). Kathryn Edin is a sociologist at University of Pennsylvania and she co-wrote what many experts agree is a leading text on poverty Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood before Marriage. Drawing on years of fieldwork, Doing the Best I Can shows how mammoth economic and cultural changes have transformed the meaning of fatherhood among the urban poor. Some of her recent publications include “Unmarried Couples with Children”, “Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage”. Says Maria Kefalas, co-author of Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage. Over a span of five years, to learn how they think about marriage and family. Promises I Can Keep offers 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.

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