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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Goode on Commercial Law

Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
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Challenging Gender Inequality in Tax Policy Making: Comparative Perspectives

Edited by: Kim Brooks, Asa Gunnarson, Lisa Philipps, Maria Wersig

ISBN13: 9781849461238
Published: May 2011
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £70.00

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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 theorized; 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 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.