Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 September 2012

256 Pages | 2 black and white images

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199578504

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Sinners? Scroungers? Saints?

Unmarried Motherhood in Twentieth-Century England

Pat Thane and Tanya Evans

  • The only book on unmarried motherhood in the past century
  • Provides students of history, social policy, and social science studies relating to the family with detailed accounts of social conditions, legal change, and social policy
  • Forms a timely study of voluntary action and its continuing importance through the history of the Welfare State
  • Challenges popular stereotypes about history of the family and its assumed 'breakdown' in the recent past