Taxes Are a Woman's Issue

Taxes Are a Woman's Issue

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Mimi Abramovitz and Sandra Morgen
An analysis of how US tax policy affects—and often disadvantages—women.

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Publication Date: 04-01-2006

Preface by Linda Basch

Commissioned by the National Council for Research on Women, this book re-envisions the current welfare system and addresses the discriminatory impact of tax and spending policies on women, given their lower wages and extensive part-time employment.

“The National Council for Research on Women has added an important perspective to the discourse on taxes with this publication. Their work reinforces the notion that women pay for much more than we get, and that we get much less than we deserve. Given the essential contribution, paid and unpaid, that we make to the nation's economy, given the deficit enhancing insanity of war spending, and the systematic shredding of our nation's safety net, this critical analysis could not come at a more precipitous time.” —Julianne Malveaux, economist

"[Mimi Abramovitz and Sandra Morgen's] history of tax policy is an excellent overview that sets the stage for a detailed explanation of how an increasingly less progressive system, combined with tax cuts, record deficits and soaring debt, has reduced the share of taxes born by high-income groups and placed disproportionate burdens on low- and moderate-income families and women." Library Journal

"Taxes matter. If women continue to let tax issues be men's issues, the statistics will not change. Read this book and get fired up!" Patricia Schroeder, president and chief executive officer, Association of American Publishers