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Rebecca: Motivation and a Fighting Spirit

Jill Duerr Berrick

in Faces of Poverty

Published in print May 1997 | ISBN: 9780195113754
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199893546 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113754.003.0005
Rebecca: Motivation and a Fighting Spirit

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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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