An Argentinian court has ordered a man to pay his ex-wife 8-million pesos (NZ$281,168) in compensation after she gave up her career throughout their 30-year marriage to become a housewife.
The unnamed woman, 70, holds an economics degree but gave up her career to devote her time to being a housewife, running the family home and raising children throughout the 30-year marriage.
Judge Victoria Famá said in the ruling that women being economically dependent on their husbands is central to maintaining women's continued societal subordination.
The magistrate based the monetary amount on balancing the "disparate economic situations of the spouses".
The couple formally separated in 2009 after the accused abandoned his wife when she turned 60 years old, and were divorced in 2011, the publication reports.
The award is said to be a record amount.