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The Resource From contract to covenant : beyond the law and economics of the family, Margaret F. Brinig

From contract to covenant : beyond the law and economics of the family, Margaret F. Brinig

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From contract to covenant : beyond the law and economics of the family
Title
From contract to covenant
Title remainder
beyond the law and economics of the family
Statement of responsibility
Margaret F. Brinig
Title variation
Beyond the law and economics of the family
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book is the first systematic account of the law and economics of the family. It explores the implications of economics for family law -- divorce, adoption, breach of promise, surrogacy, prenuptial agreements, custody arrangements -- and its limitations
  • Before a family forms, prospective partners engage in a kind of market activity that involves searching and bargaining, for which the economic analysis of contract law provides useful insights. Once a couple marries, the individuals become a family and their decisions have important consequences for other parties, especially children. As a result, the state and community have vital interests in the family
  • Although it may be rational to breach a contract, pay damages, and recontract when a better deal comes along, this practice, if applied to family relationships, would make family life impossible -- as would the regular toting up of balances between the partners. So the book introduces the idea of covenant to consider the role of love, trust, and fidelity, concepts about which economic analysis and contract law have little to offer, but feminist thought has a great deal to add. Although families do break up, children of divorce are still bound to their parents and to each other in powerful ways
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DLC
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Brinig, Margaret F
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ518
LC item number
.B85 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Families
  • Domestic relations
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From contract to covenant : beyond the law and economics of the family, Margaret F. Brinig
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-314) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42708017
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780674002166
Lccn
99054683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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n
Label
From contract to covenant : beyond the law and economics of the family, Margaret F. Brinig
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42708017
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780674002166
Lccn
99054683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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