Women and Taxation – from Taxing for Growth and Tax Competition to Taxing for Sex Equality


Lahey, Kathleen. 2015.  "Women and Taxation – from Taxing for Growth and Tax Competition to Taxing for Sex Equality." First Quarter 10 (1): 8-10.

Author: Kathleen Lahey


"For more than a generation, the IMF and the World Bank have pushed governments to prioritise economic growth over social justice in their approach to fiscal policy. The results of this experiment are now in; sluggish growth, steepening inequality and the continued subjugation of women. It is time for a new vision of development, in which real needs take precedence over the fantastical desires that incubate in the global institutions" (Lahey 2015, 8).

Topics: Development, Economies, Public Finance, Gender, Women, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality, Governance, International Organizations

Year: 2015

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