Published In

Osgoode Hall Law Journal

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2004

Subjects

feminist jurisprudence; family law in Canada; public policy in Canada; taxation in Canada

Abstract

This article offers a retrospective analysis of feminist research on tax and family law and developments in these fields since the early 1980s. We identify the sometimes contradictory trends-both in legislation and in case law-that raise questions about the influence that feminist research has had on these areas of law. We then flag some ongoing challenges confronting feminists engaged in law reform efforts. Some common themes will emerge, but notable differences are also evident in the ways that feminist thought has played out in tax and family law.

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