Marriage at the Crossroads: Law, Policy, and the Brave New World of Twenty-First-Century Families

Marriage at the Crossroads: Law, Policy, and the Brave New World of Twenty-First-Century Families

by Marsha Garrison
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1107623707

ISBN-13: 9781107623705

Pub. Date: 11/30/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides tools to inform debate and to assist policy makers in resolving questions about the institution of marriage.

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This book provides tools to inform debate and to assist policy makers in resolving questions about the institution of marriage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107623705
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Marsha Garrison and Elizabeth Scott; Part I. History, Demographics, and Economics - Multiple Perspectives on Families: 2. International family change and continuity: the past and future from the developmental idealism perspective Arland Thornton; 3. Red v. blue marriage June Carbone and Naomi Cahn; 4. The division of labor across time and generations Margaret F. Brinig; 5. Marriage at the crossroads in England and Wales Rebecca Probert; 6. The curious relationship of marriage and freedom Katherine Franke; Part II. Empirical Research on Family Change: 7. Institutional, companionate, and individualistic marriages: change over time and implications for marital quality Paul R. Amato; 8. Marriage and improved well-being: using twins to parse the correlation, asking how marriage helps, and wondering why more people do not buy a bargain Robert E. Emery, Erin Horn and Christopher Beam; 9. Fragile families: debates, facts, and solutions Sara McLanahan and Irwin Garfinkel; 10. Should marriage matter? Ira Mark Ellman and Sanford L. Braver; Part III. Family Policy and Law for the Twenty-First Century: 11. Forsaking no others: coming to terms with family diversity Judith Stacey; 12. Why marriage? Suzanne B. Goldberg; 13. Essential to virtue? The languages of the law of marriage Carl E. Schneider; 14. The pluralistic vision of marriage Shahar Lifshitz; Part IV. Comments: 15. The growing diversity of two-parent families: challenges for family law Andrew Cherlin; 16. Legal regulation of the twenty-first-century family Marsha Garrison and Elizabeth Scott.

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