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Economics of Family Law, 2 v.
  • Margaret F. Brinig, Notre Dame Law School
Economists have studied numerous fields of law for many years, but family law was virtually neglected until the early 1970s. It was only relatively recently that economic insights about the family crept into the consciousness of those involved in legal research. The articles within this book explore a range of family law issues and include discussions on a variety of topics including cohabitation, births outside marriage, courtship, premarital contracting, marriage and parenting. The volume includes papers on the division of responsibilities between family and state, the effects of no-fault divorce, alimony, property division and child custody. There are also works on intergenerational transfers and the elderly. The collection contains articles written by leading authorities in the field and provides a stimulating exploration of the subject of family law and economics. The book will be accessible to a wide audience, including students of law and economics, as well as both academic and practising lawyers.
Publication Date
Edward Elgar
  • family law,
  • domestic relations,
  • economic
Citation Information
Margaret F. Brinig. Economics of Family Law, 2 v.. Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA(2007)
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