L. Alleviation of Feminization of Poverty

Author:Julien D. Payne - Marilyn A. Payne
Pages:279-279
 
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On marriage breakdown and divorce, poverty is usually associated with parenting responsibilities, whether past or present. Divorced women often shoulder both economic and parenting burdens. This must be borne in mind with respect to spousal support under sections 15.2(6)(a), (b), and (c) and 17(7) (a), (b), and (c) of the Divorce Act. As L’Heureux-Dubé J has stated extra-judicially, "Through judicial discretion, these objectives must be interpreted and applied in a way that does not perpetuate the feminization of poverty and further diminish the economic condition of women after divorce."317

[317] Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé, "Economic Consequences of...

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