Global Perspectives on Social Issues: Marriage and Divorce examines the history of marriage and divorce and the role played by both institutions in the lives of citizens around the world, using a broad range of detailed information and statistics from twenty-five countries. Topics such as social restrictions on marriage, marriage and sexual identity, property transference, and child custody are discussed, drawing on examples from a wide range of cultures.... favor, establishing that gender-biased laws in the realm of marriage and divorce are unacceptable under U.S. Constitutional guidelines. Alimony and spousal support are issues that are addressed in the laws of all fifty states. ... Most states increase the amount, should a child acquire extraordinary medical care or child care costs. Support of a childa#39;s college education (beyond age 18) is required by Alabama, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Global Perspectives on Social Issues|
|Author||:||Rita James Simon, Howard Altstein|
|Publisher||:||Lexington Books - 2003-01-01|