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Marriage at the Crossroads
Law, Policy, and the Brave New World of Twenty-First-Century Families
Edited by Marsha Garrison and Elizabeth S. Scott
Cambridge University Press, $34.99, 344 pp.

Scholars who study marriage have generally focused on describing how broad changes in our society have led to changes in that institution. Several contributors to Marriage at the...

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About the Author

Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, author of The Divorce Culture (Knopf), directs the Center for Thrift and Generosity at the Institute for American Values.