Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-221) and index.
"Naturally I believed I would get married" : making the choice -- Navigating work and welfare -- Legal discrimination against unwed mothers -- Are unwed mothers "immoral" or "impressive"? : the role of social stigma and shame in upholding family norms -- "The worst child abuse is the absence of a parent" : the role of guilt.
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