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Illegitimacy. Unmarried mothers

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  • When Children Become Parentsby Anne Daguerre; Dr Corinne Nativel

    Policy Press 2006; US$ 39.95

    Teenage parenthood is recognised as a significant disadvantage in western industrialised nations. It has been found to increase the likelihood of poverty and to reinforce inequalities. This book explores, for the first time, the links between welfare state provision and teenage reproductive behaviour across a range of countries with differing welfare... more...

  • Daughters of Eveby Else L. Hambleton

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 44.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Unfortunate Objectsby Dr Tanya Evans

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 134.00

    This book analyzes how poor eighteenth-century London women coped when they found themselves pregnant, their survival networks and the consequences of bearing an illegitimate child. It does so by exploring the encounters between poor women and the parish as well as London's lying-in hospitals and the Foundling Hospital. It suggests that unmarried mothers... more...

  • Unsung Heroinesby Ruth Sidel

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    This compelling book destroys the derogatory images of single mothers that too often prevail in the media and in politics by creating a rich, moving, multidimensional picture of who these women really are. Ruth Sidel interviewed mothers from diverse races, ethnicities, religions, and social classes who became single through divorce, separation, widowhood,... more...

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