Moving up and out: Poverty,Education,and the Single Parent Family / Edition 1

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Focusing on single women with children in poverty and the obstacles they encounter in trying to change their lives and class position

Author Biography: Lori Holyfield is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

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Holyfield was a high school drop-out struggling as a head of household who eventually completed her GED and went on to finish a Ph.D. She was also one of the first single parents to receive a scholarship from the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF), a nonprofit organization that since 1984 has provided scholarships for struggling single parents interested in continuing their education. Holyfield, now assistant professor of sociology at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, has written this book for two reasons: to share the stories of the ASPSF scholarship recipients as they work their way out of poverty and to provide a useful guide for communities beyond Arkansas that want to set up a similar scholarship fund. She ably accomplishes both goals. The only minor drawback is that the personal glimpses are often too brief. Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton, who was a founding board president of the fund, has written a compelling foreword, challenging local business, churches, civic organizations, and others to form their own funding committees. Recommended for academic and large public libraries. Sandra Isaacson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Technical Reference Ctr., Las Vegas Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566399159
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xix
Introduction 1
1 It Ain't That Simple 9
2 Barriers to Success 21
3 Myths and Images: The Morality Trap 33
4 Education and Mobility 49
5 Chance and Choice 73
6 Starting a Single Parent Scholarship Program: Ingredients for Success 87
7 Where Do We Go from Here? 105
Appendixes 119
Notes 135
References 145
Index 157
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