Thursday, April 11 / 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Meeting Room 305 (Level 3)

Session 21
Public Policy, Normative Values, and Cohabitation

Chair: Edith E. Gray, Australian National University
Discussant: James M M. Raymo, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1. Something Old, Something New: A Portrait of Partnership Patterns Among Six Asian Groups in the United StatesDaeshin Hayden Ju , Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY); Karen Okigbo, Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY); Sejung Sage Yim, Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY).

2. The Role of Family Law in Shaping Variation in Family Behavior: Insights From the Swiss-French Border Region Around GenevaSebastian Kluesener , Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB); Jonathan Zufferey, Université de Genève.

3. Is Marriage ‘Just a Paper’? Focus Group Perceptions of Cohabitation and Marriage in the PhilippinesBernice Kuang , University of Reading.

4. Consensual Union and Marriage in Brazil, 1970–2010. Gender Equality, Legal Issues and Social ContextBenoit Laplante , Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS); Joice Melo Vieira, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP); Graziela Farina Ramos, Universidad Estatal de Campinas.

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