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

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

Overall customer rating: 5.000
metra2

EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK

by metra2 on Apr 13, 2012

Everyone should read this book. It helps explain why the poor -- irrespective of race -- act as they do, and why the pattern of children-before-marriage (if there ever is a marriage) is creeping upwards to the not-so-poor. The conclusions may astound liberal and conservative alike, but the authors ... More

William L. F

Wonderful insights

by William L. F on Sep 1, 2011

Well-written and fun to read, gives unexpected and important insights into the hearts of women in poor communities. Changed my thinking just by informing me. More

rahgsu

Sets a high standard for ethnographic studies

by rahgsu on Mar 13, 2008

The quotation from William Julius Wilson on the cover sounds "over the top," but it is not: "This is the most important study ever written on motherhood and marriage among low-income urban women." Edin and Kefalas set a high standard for ethnographic research. Unlike many other research projects, they ... More

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