Mothers in Poverty: A Study of Fatherless Families

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August 2006



Professor Kriesberg explores in this book the many myths about the poor, the welfare dependents, and the husbandless mothers. The evidence marshalled does not support the idea that people continue on welfare generation after generation, that the children of broken families have disrupted marriages themselves, that the poor seek out public housing and public assistance because they prefer such dependency, or that husbandless mothers all have lower educational goals for their children than do married mothers. Beginning with major theoretical issues, Kriesberg developed hypotheses about the life of the poor and culture of poverty; the hypotheses were tested with data from a study of families in public housing projects.


Louis Kriesberg is currently professor emeritus of Sociology at Syracuse University.

EAN: 9780202308708
ISBN: 0202308707
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2006
Seitenanzahl: 356 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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