Putting children's interests first in U.S. family law and policy : with power comes responsibility

Alvaré, Helen, author
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  • Creator Helen M. Alvaré (Scalia Law School, George Mason University)
  • Format Books
  • Publication Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
  • Physical Details
    • ix, 158 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781107176492, 1107176492
  • OCLC ocn991672702


  • "Helen M. Alvaré describes and critiques the federal policy of 'sexual expressionism', its costs to children, and insufficient federal attempts to ameliorate the situation of non-marital children, using detailed empirical and ethical analyses"--


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction -- The rise of sexual expressionism -- Nonmarital birth and child outcomes -- To treat the wounded or to prevent their birth: two federal responses -- An ethical and anthropological critique -- Conclusion and recommendations