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The Resource Social poverty : low-income parents and the struggle for family and community ties, Sarah Halpern-Meekin

Social poverty : low-income parents and the struggle for family and community ties, Sarah Halpern-Meekin

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Social poverty : low-income parents and the struggle for family and community ties
Title
Social poverty
Title remainder
low-income parents and the struggle for family and community ties
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Halpern-Meekin
Title variation
Low-income parents and the struggle for family and community ties
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Could a lack of close, meaningful social ties be a public-rather than just a private-problem? In 'Social Poverty', Sarah Halpern-Meekin provides a much-needed window into the nature of social ties among low-income, unmarried parents, highlighting their often-ignored forms of hardship. Drawing on in-depth interviews with thirty-one couples, collected during their participation in a government-sponsored relationship education program called 'Family Expectations', she brings unprecedented attention to the relational and emotional dimensions of socioeconomic disadvantage. Poverty scholars typically focus on the economic use value of social ties-for example, how relationships enable access to job leads, informal loans, or a spare bedroom. However, Halpern-Meekin introduces the important new concept of "social poverty," identifying it not just as a derivative of economic poverty, but as its own condition, which also perpetuates poverty. Through a careful and nuanced analysis of the strengths and limitations of relationship classes, she shines a light on the fundamental place of core socioemotional needs in our lives. Engaging and compassionate, 'Social Poverty' highlights a new direction for policy and poverty research that can enrich our understanding of disadvantaged families around the country.--
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Halpern-Meekin, Sarah
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Poor
  • Low-income parents
  • Poor families
  • People with social disabilities
  • Social classes
  • Social capital (Sociology)
Label
Social poverty : low-income parents and the struggle for family and community ties, Sarah Halpern-Meekin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion: escaping social poverty
  • Introduction: social poverty in America
  • Young, poor parents: lacking social support and social capital
  • Becoming an adult: getting a car, a job, and paying the bills
  • Committing to a relationship: "you have to have your trust in place"
  • Becoming a parent: doing better and settling down
  • Family expectations: looking for support
  • Learning skills: building trust and communities
  • Relationship and parenting changes: making it work
Control code
on1044773000
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
v, 295 pages
Isbn
9781479816897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1044773000
Label
Social poverty : low-income parents and the struggle for family and community ties, Sarah Halpern-Meekin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion: escaping social poverty
  • Introduction: social poverty in America
  • Young, poor parents: lacking social support and social capital
  • Becoming an adult: getting a car, a job, and paying the bills
  • Committing to a relationship: "you have to have your trust in place"
  • Becoming a parent: doing better and settling down
  • Family expectations: looking for support
  • Learning skills: building trust and communities
  • Relationship and parenting changes: making it work
Control code
on1044773000
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
v, 295 pages
Isbn
9781479816897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1044773000

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