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Belonging and Trust: Divorce and Social Capital

16 Pages Posted: 24 Feb 2011  

Margaret F. Brinig

Notre Dame Law School

Date Written: February 22, 2011


To whom do spouses belong? Do they belong to their communities as well as each other and their immediate families? These questions are explored in an empirical paper demonstrating ways in which social capital in communities may affect even the marriages of people living in them.

Keywords: Social capital, divorce, family law, communities, belonging, trust

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Brinig, Margaret F., Belonging and Trust: Divorce and Social Capital (February 22, 2011). Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 11-08. Available at SSRN: or

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