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Entries by Philip N. Cohen from 05/2010

Take My Words For It: Homogamy and Heterogamy

| Posted 05.03.2010 | Healthy Living

Not really my words, just my proposal for how to use words. I'm unhappy with the state of language around marriage, cohabitation, partnerships, coupl...

For Whom It Just Happens

| Posted 05.11.2010 | Healthy Living

Why do people have children? The new Pew report is a good summary of trends in the demography of mothers, as well as attitudes related to birth decis...

What is the Opposite of Gay Marriage?

| Posted 05.14.2010 | Healthy Living

Or, what is the opposite of same-sex marriage? I recently suggested we call same-sex/gender marriage (or similar unions) homogamy and unions between...

Paid for Disability Care

| Posted 05.17.2010 | Politics

One thing you can say about the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act: It sure is a CLASS Act. It's part of Obamacare: It is a self-f...

Welfare System In Shambles

| Posted 05.25.2010 | Politics

After careful consideration, I've changed my assessment from "welfare doesn't keep up" to "welfare system in shambles." The ratio of harm to help is a...

Behind the Gendered Workplace

| Posted 05.29.2010 | Business

In a law review call and response, a law professor and a sociologist take on the issue of how to address gender discrimination legally. Duke Law prof...