Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 April 2010

288 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195372274

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Unmarried Couples, Law, and Public Policy

Cynthia Grant Bowman

  • Enables the reader to understand the results of the lack of protection for cohabitants under United States law
  • Reviews the history of the legal treatment of cohabitation in the United States
  • Explains how the United States is out of step with other developed nations with respect to protections for cohabitants
  • Focuses on the experience of six other countries (England, Canada, Australia, France, The Netherlands, Sweden) in their attempts at legal reforms
  • A great need for information on this subject as there is expected a substantial increase in unmarried cohabitation in the U.S.
  • Provides an extensive bibliography for further reading and analysis

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