Tax Policy and Feminism: Competing Goals and Institutional Choices
82 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2014
Date Written: December 1, 1996
Despite the dramatic increase in women's labor market participation in recent decades, women continue to perform a disproportionate share of family labor. Feminists have long been concerned that the gendered division of family labor reduces women's wages and circumscribes women's life choices and economic power.
This article considers what tax policy might contribute to a feminist legal agenda that aims to redress the gendered division of labor. It argues that tax policy can make an important contribution but that some prior scholarship has overlooked the normative and institutional complexity of translating feminist goals into concrete policy prescriptions.
Keywords: feminism, taxation, tax policy, individual filing
JEL Classification: H2, I3, J1
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