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Unmarried couples, law, and public policy

Author: Cynthia Grant Bowman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2010.
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"In Unmarried Couples, Law, and Public Policy, Cynthia Grant Bowman explores the legal recognition of heterosexual cohabiting couples in the United States. Unmarried cohabitation has increased at a phenomenal rate in the U.S., over the last few decades, but the law has not responded to the legal issues raised by this new family form. Although a majority of cohabiting unions dissolve within the first two years, many  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bowman, Cynthia Grant, 1945-
Unmarried couples, law, and public policy.
Oxford ; New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)741490184
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Grant Bowman
ISBN: 9780195372274 : alk. paper) 0195372271 (hardback) : alk. paper
OCLC Number: 456421013
Description: xii, 274 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Cohabitation in the United States : the past --
Legal treatment of cohabitation in the United States today --
Cohabitation in the United States today --
Social science and cohabitation --
Treatment of cohabitation in other nations --
A new law for cohabitants in the United States.
Responsibility: Cynthia Grant Bowman.

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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  Read more...
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