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Lifting the Veil of Ignorance: Personalizing the Marriage Contract

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  • Rasmussen, E.

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Sir 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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  • Rasmussen, E., 1997. "Lifting the Veil of Ignorance: Personalizing the Marriage Contract," Papers 97-001, Indiana - Center for Econometric Model Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:indian:97-001
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    Keywords

    MARRIAGE ; CONTRACTS;

    JEL classification:

    • J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure

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