Against ‘Gender-Based Taxation'

Citation:

Saint-Paul, Gilles. 2007. “Against ‘Gender-Based Taxation.’” CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6582, Center for Economic and Poliy Research, Washington, D.C.

Author: Gilles Saint-Paul

Abstract:

This paper criticizes the Alesina et al. (2007) proposal of taxing men more than women. First, the proposal is outright sex discrimination. Second, it cannot be Pareto-improving. Third, its virtues in terms of efficiency are better obtained by gender-neutral voluntary schemes for taxing households. Fourth, the tax would further undermine marriage.

Topics: Economies, Public Finance, Gender, Households

Year: 2007

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