In honor of Cornell Law School Professor Cynthia Grant Bowman's new book, Unmarried Couples, Law, and Public Policy, today we are highlighting a few of her other publications. In addition to a degree in law, Professor Bowman earned a Ph.D in political science, and she brings an interdisciplinary approach to her analysis of topics such as family law and feminist jurisprudence.
Professor Bowman studied the relationship between law and cohabitation--and especially its impact on low-income women--for many years before writing this book:
- Social Science and Legal Policy: The Case of Heterosexual Cohabitation, 9 Journal of Law & Family Studies 1 (2007) is an earlier, less developed version of her recent book that examines data showing the growth in heterosexual cohabitation and argues for the extension of government benefits of marriage to the many low-income women and children involved in these relationships.
- Legal Treatment of Cohabitation in the United States, 26 Law & Policy 119 (2004), analyzes the various legal approaches to heterosexual and homosexual cohabitation taken by the 50 U.S. states.