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Cross Currents: Family Law and Policy in the US and England

Sanford N. Katz, John Eekelaar, and Mavis MacLean


This contribution to comparative family law brings together chapters on a comprehensive range of issues in family law in the United States and England, showing how they stand at the beginning of the new century and how they reached there. This provides an opportunity to examine how family law has reacted to a period of change in family life widely held to be without precedent. The legal analyses are set within critical accounts of wider social and family policy and against a fully explored demographic background provided by leading scholars in these areas. Readers will be challenged to underst ... More

Keywords: family law, United States, England, family life, social policy, family policy

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Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198268208
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268208.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sanford N. Katz, author

John Eekelaar, author
Pembroke College, Oxford

Mavis MacLean, author
Wolfson College, Oxford

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A Background to the Twentieth Century

B Establishing the Family

C Regulating and Reorganizing the Family

D The Family and Governmental Agencies

E. Epilogues

End Matter