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Matrimonial Property Law Reform and Equality for Women: Discourses in Discord?

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 07/38

Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 9-30, 1995

23 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2007  

Reg Graycar

The University of Sydney Law School

Abstract

This article scrutinises some of the underlying concepts that have structured law reform debates about matrimonial property and describes findings about the economic consequences of marriage breakdown for women and children. It evaluates aspects of matrimonial property law by reference to debates about the meaning of equality for women and suggests that any successful matrimonial property law reform must move beyond the rhetoric of formal equality in redressing the economic disadvantage currently experienced by women and children after marriage breakdown.

Keywords: Equality, matrimonial property law reform, formal equality, women's economic disadvantage

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Graycar, Reg, Matrimonial Property Law Reform and Equality for Women: Discourses in Discord?. ; Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 9-30, 1995. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=994074

Reg Graycar (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

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