Lifting the Veil of Ignorance: Personalizing the Marriage Contract
AbstractSir Henry Maine long ago identified a historical shift in the law, the change from status to contract. In recent times we have seen the number of written agreements, warnings, and warranties increase vastly, a classical example being the movement in leases from tenurial relationships to contractual agreements. This change has freed parties from many constraints imposed in the past on th ebasis of status. Yet marriage remains an exception.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Indiana - Center for Econometric Model Research in its series Papers with number 97-001.
Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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Postal: Indiana University, Center for Econometric Model Research, Department of Economics; Bloomington, IN 47405.
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