Unmarried with Children

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1. In 1950 1 in 20 American children was born to an unmarried mother. Today, that rate is ______ and they are usually born to those least likely to be able to support a child on their own.
a. 1 in 3
b. 1 in 6
c. 1 in 10
d. 1 in 30
2. Edin and Kefalas spent ______talking with low-income mothers about their lives and how they perceive marriage and family.
a. five years
b. one year
c. six months
d. three months
3. Edin and Kefalas’ research into low-income mothers and their relationship to society is an example of what sociological theory?
a. Marx’s conflict theory
b. Durkheim’s functionalist theory
c. Mill’s sociological imagination
d. Ganey’s homeostatic theory
4. As Edin and Kefalas illustrate, when a middle- or upper-class woman cannot have a child it is seen as a_________, but when groups of lower-income women are having children outside of marriage, their fertility becomes a matter of________.
a. personal tragedy, public concern
b. family concern, social castigation
c. community loss, community shame
d. family planning, federal planning
5. Edin and Kefalas examine both the ________ and the larger social contexts of poor women who become single mothers.
a. medical charts
b. educational histories
c. social demographics
d. biographies
True or False

Promoting marriage among the poor has become the new war on poverty, President Obama style. False


Most poor, unmarried mothers and fathers readily admit that bearing children while poor and unmarried is not the ideal way to do things. True


The sharp decline in marriage in impoverished urban areas has led some to charge that the poor have abandoned the marriage norm. True…...

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