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By Kathryn Edin,Maria Kefalas,Frank Furstenberg

Millie Acevedo bore her first baby earlier than the age of sixteen and dropped out of highschool to deal with her child. Now 27, she is the single mom of 3 and is elevating her little ones in a single of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods. could she and her little ones be if she had waited to have them and had married their father first? Why achieve this many negative American early life like Millie proceed to have little ones sooner than they could manage to pay for to keep up them?

Over a span of 5 years, sociologists Kathryn Edin and Maria Kefalas talked in-depth with 162 low-income unmarried mothers like Millie to benefit how they consider marriage and family members. Promises i will retain offers an intimate examine what marriage and motherhood suggest to those girls and offers the main large on-the-ground learn thus far of why they placed teenagers sooner than marriage regardless of the daunting demanding situations they comprehend lie ahead.

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