Author: Matilde Fourey

How tax systems treat men and women differently: advancing gender equality through tax reform

How tax systems treat men and women differently: advancing gender equality through tax reform

Have you ever asked yourself if tax systems treat women and men differently? Almost all tax systems around the world have in-built implicit gender biases that do nothing to improve gender equality or, in the worst-case scenario, are actually reinforcing patterns of behavior and stereotypes that maintain a status quo which clearly disadvantages women. These biases are concerning in themselves and alarming when their effects pile up.