The Faulty Foundations of the Tax Code: Gender and Racial Bias in Our Tax Laws
39 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2019
Date Written: 2019
This report examines the outdated assumptions and gender and racial biases embedded in the U.S. tax code. It highlights tax code provisions that reflect and exacerbate gender disparities, with particular attention to those that disadvantage low-income women, women of color, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and immigrants.
Keywords: tax, gender, tax code, income tax, feminism, inequality, poverty
JEL Classification: K00, K10
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