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  • Promises I Can Keepby Kathryn Edin; Maria Kefalas

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.46

    Millie Acevedo bore her first child before the age of 16 and dropped out of high school to care for her newborn. Now 27, she is the unmarried mother of three and is raising her kids in one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods. Would she and her children be better off if she had waited to have them and had married their father first? Why do so many... more...

  • Doing the Best I Canby Kathryn Edin; Timothy J. Nelson

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.46

    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 at fatherhood among inner-city men often dismissed as "deadbeat dads." Kathryn Edin and Timothy J. Nelson examine how couples in challenging straits come together and get pregnant... more...

  • No Simple Solutionsby Susan J. Popkin; Kathryn Edin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 39.99

    This book tells the story of how an ambitious?and risky?social experiment affected the lives of the people it was ultimately intended to benefit: the residents who had suffered through the worst days of crime, decay, and rampant mismanagement of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), and now had to face losing the only home many of them had known.... more...

  • $2.00 a Dayby Kathryn J. Edin; H. Luke Shaefer

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 13.84

    The story of a kind of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't even think exists ? from a leading national poverty expert who ? defies convention ? ( New York Times ) more...

  • It's Not Like I'm Poorby Sarah Halpern-Meekin; Kathryn Edin; Laura Tach; Jennifer Sykes

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.46

    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 of the earned income tax credit and other refunds. For many working parents this one check is like hitting the lottery, offering several months? wages as well as the hope of investing... more...

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