28 UCLA L. Rev. 1181 (1980-1981)
The Economics of Divorce: Social and Economic Consequences of Property, Alimony and Child Support Awards

handle is hein.journals/uclalr28 and id is 1195 raw text is: THE ECONOMICS OF DIVORCE:
SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC
CONSEQUENCES OF PROPERTY,
ALIMONY AND CHILD
SUPPORT AWARDS*
Lenore J. Weitzmant
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION     ............................................   1183
I. PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS ...................... 1184
A. The Economic Basis of No-Fault Divorce ........ 1184
B. Research Methods ............................... 1186
II. MARITAL PROPERTY: OWNERSHIP AND DIVISION .... 1188
A. The Nature and Extent of the Community
Prop erty  .........................................  1188
1. Patterns of Home Ownership ................ 1196
2. Patterns of Pension Ownership ............... 1198
B. Division of the Community Property .............. 1199
1. The Equal Division Requirement ............ 1199
2. Overall Division of Community Property .... 1200
C. Division of Specific Types of Property ............ 1204
* © 1981 Lenore J. Weitzman. I am indebted to my co-investigators, Professors
Ruth B. Dixon and Herma Hill Kay, for their continued advice and collaboration on
the California Divorce Law Research Project, to Professors William J. Goode, Ruth
B. Dixon, Caleb Foote, Herma Hill Kay, Michael Wald, Carol Bruch, Kingsley
Davis, and Robert Mnookin for their helpful comments on earlier drafts of this
Article, and to my research assistants Ed Gilliland, David C. Lineweber and Holly J.
Wunder. I am also grateful for research support provided by the National Institute of
Mental Health, Grant MH-27617; the National Science Foundation, Grant G 1-39218;
The Center for the Study of Law and Society at the University of California,
Berkeley; the Boys Town Center, the Center for Research on Women, and the Hoover
Institution at Stanford University; Nuffield College and the Centre for Socio-Legal
Studies, Wolfson College, Oxford University; and the Rockfeller Foundation Center,
Bellagio, Italy.
t Ph.D., Columbia University; Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale Law School; Direc-
tor, California Divorce Law Research Project, Center for the Study of Law and Soci-
ety, University of California, Berkeley; Senior Research Associate, Department of
Sociology, Stanford University.

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