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The Law and Economics of Marriage and Divorce

The Law and Economics of Marriage and Divorce

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Antony W. Dnes, Robert Rowthorn, Lloyd R. Cohen, Elizabeth S. Scott, Allen M. Parkman, Eric Rasmusen, Katherine Shaw Spaht, Martin Zelder, Stephen L. Nock, Margaret F. Brinig, Douglas W. Allen, Ian Smith
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  • Date Published: March 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521006323

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  • The key role of "incentives" in family law is considered in this economic approach to family law. The book discusses the possible adverse consequences emanating from faulty legal design, while demonstrating that good family law should provide incentives for consistent and honest behavior. Economists, specialists in the economic analysis of law, and academic lawyers discuss recent advances in specialized studies of marriage, cohabitation, and divorce. This important new work will be of considerable interest to lawyers, policy-makers and economists concerned with family law.

    • The assembly of recent work by leading authors in the economic analysis of law
    • The inclusion of European experience, extending the North American literature
    • A focus on key questions of interest in advanced studies of the law and economics of the family
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    • Date Published: March 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521006323
    • length: 244 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.395kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Antony W. Dnes and Robert Rowthorn
    2. Marriage: the long-term contract Lloyd R. Cohen
    3. Marital commitment and the legal regulation of divorce Elizabeth S. Scott
    4. Mutual consent divorce Allen M. Parkman
    5. An economic approach to adultery law Eric Rasmusen
    6. Louisiana's covenant marriage law: recapturing the meaning of marriage for the sake of the children Katherine Shaw Spaht
    7. Cohabitation and marriage Antony W. Dnes
    8. Marriage as a signal Robert Rowthorn
    9. For better or for worse? Is bargaining in marriage and divorce efficient? Martin Zelder
    10. Weak men and disorderly women: divorce and the division of labour Stephen L. Nock and Margaret F. Brinig
    11. Impact of legal reforms on marriage and divorce Douglas W. Allen
    12. European divorce laws, divorce rates and their consequences Ian Smith.

  • Editors

    Antony W. Dnes, University of Hertfordshire

    Robert Rowthorn, University of Cambridge


    Antony W. Dnes, Robert Rowthorn, Lloyd R. Cohen, Elizabeth S. Scott, Allen M. Parkman, Eric Rasmusen, Katherine Shaw Spaht, Martin Zelder, Stephen L. Nock, Margaret F. Brinig, Douglas W. Allen, Ian Smith

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