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Author McCaffery, Edward J
Title Taxing Women
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1997
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Descript 1 online resource (330 pages)
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Note Intro -- Taxing Women -- Contents -- List of Tables and Figures -- Preface to the Paperback Edition -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART ONE Getting Married, Tax Style -- 1 Women on the Margin -- 2 A Bit of History, 1913 to 1948 -- 3 Still His Story, 1948 to the Present -- PART TWO Beyond Joint Filing: Getting Worse -- 4 Social Security Isn't What It Looks to Be -- 5 Piling It on the Margin -- 6 Taxing Families -- PART THREE Theory, Practice, and Rhetoric: On (Not) Getting It -- 7 Some Taxing Hope -- 8 Not Just the Facts -- 9 The Curious Nostalgia of the Contracts -- PART FOUR Beyond Tax: Getting Worse, Still -- 10 Not Just Tax -- 11 Not Just the Gender Gap -- 12 On Doing Nothing, and Some Things to Do -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Taxing Women comprises both an insightful, critical analysis of the gender biases in current tax laws and a wake-up call for all those concerned with gender justice to pay more attention to the pervasive impact of such laws. Providing real-life examples, Edward McCaffery shows how tax laws are actually written to punish married couples who file jointly. No dual-income household can afford not to read this book before filing their taxes. "Taxing Women is a must-have primer for any woman who wants to understand how our current tax system affects her family's economic condition. In plain English, McCaffery explains how the tax code stacks the deck against women and why it's in women's economic interest to lead the next great tax rebellion."-Patricia Schroeder "McCaffery is an expert on the interplay between taxes and social policy. . . . Devastating in his analysis. . . . Intriguing."-Harris Collingwood, Working Women "A wake-up call regarding the inequalities of an archaic system that actually penalizes women for working."-Publishers Weekly
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: McCaffery, Edward J. Taxing Women Chicago : University of Chicago Press,c1997 9780226555577
Subject Women -- Taxation -- Law and legislation -- United States.;Women -- Taxation -- United States
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