Marriage at the Crossroads Law, Policy, and the Brave New World of 21st-Century Families

ISBN-10: 1107623707
ISBN-13: 9781107623705
Authors: Marsha Garrison, Elizabeth S. Scott
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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Cambridge University Press Number of pages: 358 Dimensions: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.75" tall Weight: 1.034 lbs. Language: English

Table of contents

Introduction
History, Demographics, and Economics - Multiple Perspectives on Families
International family change and continuity: the past and future from the developmental idealism perspective
Red v. blue marriage
The division of labor across time and generations
Marriage at the crossroads in England and Wales
The curious relationship of marriage and freedom
Empirical Research on Family Change
Institutional, companionate, and individualistic marriages: change over time and implications for marital quality
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
Fragile families: debates, facts, and solutions
Should marriage matter?
Family Policy and Law for the Twenty-First Century
Forsaking no others: coming to terms with family diversity
Why marriage?
Essential to virtue? The languages of the law of marriage
The pluralistic vision of marriage
Comments
The growing diversity of two-parent families: challenges for family law
Legal regulation of the twenty-first-century family