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Family Law in the United States

Changing Perspectives

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Patricia McGee Crotty

The battle for gender equality will be won or lost in the family. Family Law in the United States analyzes recent changes in state family law codes from three different feminist perspectives. Because these codes regulate marriage, property control, and reproduction, they help determine whether or not men and women are social equals; they make the personal, political. This text integrates gender politics and policy analysis in order to determine which of the changes in family law are most likely to give women control over their private lives.