Regulating Marriage and Cohabitation: Changing Family Values and Policies in Europe and North America - an Introductory Critique

11 Pages Posted: 4 Jul 2004

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Anne Barlow

University of Exeter - School of Law

Rebecca Probert

University of Warwick - School of Law

Abstract

The inspiration for this special issue came from our observation that the British and American approaches to family policy in general, and to marriage and cohabitation in particular, set them apart from their closest neighbors in Europe and North America, respectively. While certain demographic trends can be observed across the Western world, the response of Britain and the United States to such trends differs significantly from that of other jurisdictions in terms of family policy.

Suggested Citation

Barlow, Anne Elizabeth and Probert, Rebecca, Regulating Marriage and Cohabitation: Changing Family Values and Policies in Europe and North America - an Introductory Critique. Law and Policy, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 1-11, January 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=553249

Anne Elizabeth Barlow (Contact Author)

University of Exeter - School of Law ( email )

Streatham Court
University of Exeter
Exeter, EX4 4QJ
United Kingdom

Rebecca Probert

University of Warwick - School of Law ( email )

Gibbet Hill Road
Coventry CV4 7AL, CV4 7AL
United Kingdom
02476 524484 (Phone)
02476 524105 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/staff/academic/probert

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