Marriage, Cohabitation, and Same-Sex Marriage
By Antony W. Dnes
This article appeared in the Summer 2007 issue of The Independent Review


According to the “life-profile” theory of marriage, traditional marriage helps protect economically vulnerable spouses, in particular childbearing women, from opportunistic behavior than can arise due to asymmetries in the life profiles of the spouses. What can life-profile theory tell us about cohabitation and same-sex marriage?

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