I am looking for feminist theory that examines the economic impact of divorce on women.
October 26, 2011 6:22 PM Subscribe
FeministTheoryFilter: I am looking for feminist theory that examines the economic impact of divorce on women.
(Asking for my wife)
I'm writing a paper for my Feminist Theory class about the economic impact of divorce on women. It is my contention, generally stated, that feminist theory examines several ways in which the negative economic impact women suffer post-divorce is institutionalized. Is there any piece of theory or a particular theorist that one might point to in the intelligent discussion of this topic?
While I am looking specifically for supporting evidence, I am always willing to hear respectfully-stated, convincing evidence to the contrary. However, at this moment, it is my goal to compile a cohesively-argued paper.
So far, I have started reading Lenore Weitzman's "The Divorce Revolution". I have some unread resources as well: "The Main Enemy" from Christine Delphy, "A Feminist Perspective on Divorce" by June R. Carbone, "Implications of Feminist Scholarship for the Study of Women's Post-Divorce Economic Disadvantage" by Beth Skilken Catlett and Patrick C. McKenry.
Do you have any other suggestions for scholarly works (as much as I would like to hear your personal opinions, I can't cite them in my paper)?