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Jill Duerr Berrick

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780195113754

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113754.001.0001

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Rebecca: Motivation and a Fighting Spirit

Rebecca: Motivation and a Fighting Spirit

(p.65) 4 Rebecca: Motivation and a Fighting Spirit
Faces of Poverty

Jill Duerr Berrick

Oxford University Press

This chapter tells the story of Rebecca, a 23-year-old woman with a six-year old daughter, Tanya. Tanya is Rebecca's first priority; she is the center. Rebecca came alive when she became a mother, and now she is working as hard as she can to make a comfortable, stable home for her daughter.

Keywords:   welfare system, poverty, poor women, single mothers

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