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The social economy of single motherhood : raising children in rural America / Margaret K. Nelson.

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Subject: Single mothers > United States > Social conditions.
Single mothers > United States > Economic conditions.
Welfare recipients > United States.
Rural families > United States.
Sociology, Rural > United States.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781317793731
  • ISBN: 1317793730
  • ISBN: 9781315810836
  • ISBN: 1315810832
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 253 pages).
  • Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2005.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-245) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- The context of single mothers' lives -- Negotiating reciprocity -- Accounting for welfare -- Building and rebuilding the family -- Falling in love (again) -- Conclusion.
Summary: Margaret Nelson investigates the lives of single, working-class mothers in this compelling and timely book. Through personal interviews, she uncovers the different challenges that mothers and their children face in small town America--a place greatly changed over the past fifty years as factory work has dried up and national chains like Walmart have moved in.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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