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Taxing Women - Edward J. McCaffery

Paperback Published: 1st January 1997
ISBN: 9780226555584
Number Of Pages: 310

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"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"

List of Tables and Figuresp. vii
Preface to the Paperback Editionp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Getting Married, Tax Style
Women on the Marginp. 11
A Bit of History, 1913 to 1948p. 29
Still His Story, 1948 to the Presentp. 58
Beyond Joint Filing: Getting Worse
Social Security Isn't What It Looks to Bep. 89
Piling It on the Marginp. 106
Taxing Familiesp. 137
Theory, Practice, and Rhetoric: On (Not) Getting It
Some Taxing Hopep. 163
Not Just the Factsp. 185
The Curious Nostalgia of the Contractsp. 202
Beyond Tax: Getting Worse, Still
Not Just Taxp. 229
Not Just the Gender Gapp. 250
On Doing Nothing, and Some Things to Dop. 267
Notesp. 285
Bibliographyp. 289
Indexp. 303
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ISBN: 9780226555584
ISBN-10: 0226555585
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 1st January 1997
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Type: New edition