Men and divorce in Singapore.
Lim, Si Hui.
Date of Issue2013
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Despite growing prevalence of divorce, studies on divorce continue to proceed in a dualist manner that identifies ‘winners’ and ‘losers’. This leads to an overwhelming amount of literature focusing on the effects divorce has on women and children, while studies on men remain scarce. As economic conditions of contemporary societies ‘feminize’ – where men can no longer find job security – how men experience divorce is what this paper seeks to address. This is an exploratory study aimed at gathering insights on how men experience divorce. Findings of this study concur with existing literature on delayed male mourning patterns and slight job/financial ‘instability’ resulting from divorce. Divorce for men is experienced in a highly individualized manner and men have to actively prove/demonstrate parental fitness to the Court to gain child custody. Findings of this research sheds light on how society understands gender identities, that in turn affects how divorce proceeds and how individuals experience divorce.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Family, marriage and women
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University