Challenging Gender Inequality in Tax Policy Making: Comparative Perspectives (BOK)

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This volume takes a critical look at the gender of tax policy around the world. Contributors based in eight different countries examine the profound effects that gender norms and practices have had in shaping tax law and policy, and how taxation in turn impacts upon the possibilities for equality along gender, race, class, sexuality and other lines. Chapters explore how the gendered fiscal state might be theorised; how structural choices about rates and bases in tax policy design contribute to gender inequality; how tax policy affects family configurations and perceptions of what constitutes family; how fiscal systems impact on savings and wealth accumulation by women and men; and the role of different policy-making processes and institutions in occluding and sometimes challenging these patterns. Most significantly, perhaps, the book explores these questions in an international frame, traversing countries and continents. The conclusion: fiscal policy has deep rooted, long standing gender implications that affect virtually every aspect of our social, political, and economic lives whether we live in Canada, Australia or Kenya.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forlag
Hart Publishing
ISBN 9781849461238 Antall sider 318
Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,8cm Vekt 640 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Asa Gunnarson, Kim Brooks, Lisa Philips, Maria Wersig
Emner og form Public finance, Gender & the law