Challenging Gender Inequality in Tax Policy Making: by Kim Brooks, Ã…sa Gunnarsson, Lisa Philipps, Maria Wersig

By Kim Brooks, Ã…sa Gunnarsson, Lisa Philipps, Maria Wersig

This quantity takes a serious examine the gender inequality of tax coverage worldwide. The book's participants - established in 8 diverse nations - learn the profound results that gender norms and practices have had in shaping tax legislations and coverage, and the way taxation in flip affects the chances for equality alongside the strains of gender, race, type, sexuality, and different. The chapters discover: how the gendered monetary country may be theorized * how structural offerings approximately charges and bases in tax coverage are designed to give a contribution to gender inequality * how tax coverage impacts family members configurations and perceptions of what constitutes a kinfolk * how monetary structures impression mark downs and wealth accumulation via men and women * the function of alternative coverage making procedures and associations in occluding and occasionally not easy those styles. most importantly, the ebook explores those questions in a world body, traversing nations and continents. The book's end is that monetary coverage has deep-rooted, long-standing gender implications that impact nearly each element of individual's social, political, and fiscal lives. (Series: Onati foreign sequence in legislations and Society)

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Women in Law and Fiscal Policy 17 constructed the married couple as the basic unit of legal policy. At the same time, the ruler’s superior powers permitted him to reach into the household to directly regulate all the individuals and property within it (Severy 2003: 192). The stringent denial of women’s legal capacities within this system was integral to this system. THE MARITAL UNIT BECOMES THE BASIC UNIT OF TAXATION The Roman law of persons played a crucial role in defining the tax/benefit unit as later societies developed national tax systems.

Indeed, by 1984, there was support for a pronouncement that institutionalism was firmly ‘back on the agenda’ (Cohn 1994: 433). Just over ten years later, in 1996, Hall and Taylor (1996: 936) observed that ‘[t]he “new institutionalism” is a term that now appears with growing frequency in political science’ and then proceeded to consider the different ways in which what could be described as a philosophy of governance has been developed. A fresh look at (old) institutionalism had started a resurgence of sorts and initiated the development of what would become understood as the ‘new institutionalism’.

The data were analyzed around every single variable—except sex—producing results showing ‘no change’ in levels of after-tax incomes even when the numbers of spending unit members engaged in paid work (wives, dependent children, etc) had changed (Katona and Fisher 1951: 94). Because gender breakdowns were not reported in the data, economists have only more recently been able to identify how joint filing had affected women (LaLumia 2006). Secondly, a growing body of research has subsequently established that US joint taxation has a significant negative effect on women’s labour force participation rates and thus on women’s work lives and lifetime incomes.

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