Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City

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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 so quickly - without planning. The authors chronicle the high hopes for forging lasting family bonds that pregnancy inspires and pinpoint the fatal flaws that often lead to ...

Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City 2014, University of California Press, Berkerley

ISBN-13: 9780520283923

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