Giving Homemakers Due Recognition: Five Landmark Cases on the Road to Gender Equality

18 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2011

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Wing Cheong Chan

Singapore Management University - School of Law

Date Written: July 31, 2011

Abstract

Five landmark cases, one from each decade between 1960 to 2010, are chosen to discuss the developments in the law on matrimonial property and the proper weight that should be given to contributions of the homemaker spouse. The journey towards giving homemakers, who are predominately women, their proper share has not been an easy one and, as these cases show, has not ended yet. It remains to be seen how well the law is able to respond to the needs and aspirations of modern women who fulfill this role in Singapore.

Suggested Citation

Chan, Wing Cheong, Giving Homemakers Due Recognition: Five Landmark Cases on the Road to Gender Equality (July 31, 2011). Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, pp. 111-128, July 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1965842

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