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The new uprooted [electronic resource] : single mothers in urban life / Elizabeth A. Mulroy ; foreword by Philip W. Johnston.

By: Mulroy, Elizabeth A.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Auburn House, 1995Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 188 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780313390616 (electronic bk.); 0313390614 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Single mothers -- United States -- Social conditions | Poor women -- United States | Single-parent families -- United States | Family policy -- United States | Urban poor -- United States | Urban policy -- United States | United States -- Social conditions -- 1980- | M�eres de famille monoparentale -- �Etats-Unis -- Conditions sociales | Femmes pauvres -- �Etats-Unis | Familles monoparentales -- �Etats-Unis | Politique familiale -- �Etats-Unis | Pauvres en milieu urbain -- �Etats-Unis | Politique urbaine -- �Etats-Unis | �Etats-Unis -- Conditions sociales -- 1980- | FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Parenting -- Single Parent | Eenoudergezinnen | Moeders | Armen (personen) | Gezinspolitiek | Stadsbevolking | Alleinerziehende Mutter | Armut | Soziale Situation | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: New uprooted.DDC classification: 306.85/6/0973 Other classification: 71.21 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
List of Figures; Foreword; Part I: BACKGROUND; 1 Introduction; 2 Thirty Years of Family and Workplace Change; 3 Families and the Affordable Housing Crisis; Part II: MEETING BASIC NEEDS; 4 Lost Dreams: Domestic Violence and Relationship Breakdown; 5 The High Cost of Working; 6 Teen Mothers in Urban Poverty; 7 The New Uprooted: Housing and Divorce; Part III: TRANSITION AND STABILIZATION; 8 Family Restructuring after Separation and Divorce; 9 Family Futures in a Caring Society; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z;
Summary: The New Uprooted explores the relationship between the single mother and her social and physical environments. Mulroy examines how demographically diverse single mothers (in terms of race, class, marital status, urban or suburban location, educational level, and employment status) experience dual roles as sole family breadwinner and sole resident parent in the 1990s environment of scarce resources. Families headed by single mothers have become a unit of social concern not only because they represent a changing family form, but because their economic marginality threatens a downward spiral towa.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-177) and index.

The New Uprooted explores the relationship between the single mother and her social and physical environments. Mulroy examines how demographically diverse single mothers (in terms of race, class, marital status, urban or suburban location, educational level, and employment status) experience dual roles as sole family breadwinner and sole resident parent in the 1990s environment of scarce resources. Families headed by single mothers have become a unit of social concern not only because they represent a changing family form, but because their economic marginality threatens a downward spiral towa.

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List of Figures; Foreword; Part I: BACKGROUND; 1 Introduction; 2 Thirty Years of Family and Workplace Change; 3 Families and the Affordable Housing Crisis; Part II: MEETING BASIC NEEDS; 4 Lost Dreams: Domestic Violence and Relationship Breakdown; 5 The High Cost of Working; 6 Teen Mothers in Urban Poverty; 7 The New Uprooted: Housing and Divorce; Part III: TRANSITION AND STABILIZATION; 8 Family Restructuring after Separation and Divorce; 9 Family Futures in a Caring Society; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z;

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