Two Income Couples: Presumption of Need for the Lower Income Spouse
Référence bibliographique 
Grassby, Miriam. 2004. «Two Income Couples: Presumption of Need for the Lower Income Spouse ». Revue canadienne de droit familial / Canadian Journal of Family Law, vol. 20, no 2, p. 321-366.
Intentions : «My intention in writing this article is to examine the particular problems faced by spouses who are employed outside the home but earn significantly less than their partners. I will look at why some spouses employed during marriage or who obtain employment after marriage breakdown receive support which will allow them to live close to the marital lifestyle, while others receive only minimal support or none at all, even though, pursuant to the Divorce Act, they have the right to support.» (p. 321)
Échantillon/Matériau : L’auteure utilise des textes de loi, la jurisprudence et des données provenant de Statistique Canada.
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique Réflexion critique
«I will review the purchasing power of incomes of $35,000 and $60,000 and suggest that there should be a presumption of need in situations of a significant income disparity between spouses. Because of the unpredictability of judgments and the deterrence of the high cost of litigation, I will recommend a guideline quantifying support at one third of the income differential between spouses in dual income couples to permit more consistent judgments and facilitate out of court settlements which are fair to both spouses.» (p. 321) À noter que cet article, distingue la situation du Québec du reste du Canada, il nous fournit donc des informations sur le revenu des couples québécois.