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.