Unmarried Couples, Law, and Public Policy

Unmarried Couples, Law, and Public Policy

by Cynthia Grant Bowman
     
 

In this work, Cynthia Grant Bowman explores legal recognition of opposite-sex cohabiting couples in the United States. The author argues that the many benefits attendant upon formal marriage should be extended to cohabitants who have lived together for more than two years or give birth to a child.See more details below

Overview

In this work, Cynthia Grant Bowman explores legal recognition of opposite-sex cohabiting couples in the United States. The author argues that the many benefits attendant upon formal marriage should be extended to cohabitants who have lived together for more than two years or give birth to a child.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195372274
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/14/2010
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Cohabitation in the United States : the past 11

Ch. 2 Legal treatment of cohabitation in the United States today 47

Ch. 3 Cohabitation in the United States today 93

Ch. 4 Social science and cohabitation 125

Ch. 5 Treatment of cohabitation in other nations 173

Ch. 6 A new law for cohabitants in the United States 221

Conclusion 243

References 245

Index 267

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