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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
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Cynthia Grant Bowman
|ISBN:||9780195372274 : alk. paper) 0195372271 (hardback) : alk. paper|
|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.|
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.
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