Taxation and Gender Equity

Taxation and Gender Equity

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Equity issues are again attracting attention from academics and policy analysts concerned with taxation. This book makes a substantial contribution to this new awareness by emphasizing the important role that gender, like other social stratifications such as race and income, often plays in determining the impact of taxation on well-being. Richard Bird, University of Toronto, Canada This groundbreaking volume examines the gender dimensions of tax systems in seven developing and one developed country and is the first systematic treatment of its kind. The conceptual framework that it poses should.much less generous system of Family Credit, a benefit for families with children in employment. ... are refundable (so reach those with incomes below the tax threshold) and aim both to a#39;make work paya#39; and to combat child poverty. ... which had been paid to the mothers, the government allowed families to choose to whom the credit would be paid. It was recognized that paying tax credits intended for children through the pay packet, and thus more often to the man, could have made theanbsp;...

Title:Taxation and Gender Equity
Author: Caren Grown, Imraan Valodia
Publisher:IDRC - 2010

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