Volume 29, Issue 1


DOI: 10.24205/03276716.2020.83

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MENTAL COGNITION AND MARRIAGE LAW FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF GENDER


Abstract
The existing legal system of marriage and family in China lacks gender awareness. Therefore, this paper aims to introduce gender equality and justice into the legal system. Firstly, the gender construction of marriage and family was discussed, and the three major revisions in China’s marriage and family policies were reviewed. Next, a survey was conducted to evaluate the recognition of marriage law among Chinese citizens. The authors also compared the housework and employment conditions between males and females. Through the analysis, it is suggested that marriage and family legislation should advocate equality between men and women, and women should be given more respect and provided with more opportunities for personal development. The research findings shed new light on gender mainstreaming in marriage and family.

Keywords
Gender Theory, Gender Equality Marriage and Family, Social Policy.

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