Taxes ARE a Woman's Issue: Reframing the Debate

“American women have a major stake in a fair tax system. Women are over half of the population, close to half the work force, and more than half of all taxpayers. Yet we rarely hear about how tax policy affects women from various walks of life. To date, discussion and debate on taxes in the U.S. has lacked a gender lens.”
-from Taxes ARE A Women’s Issue: Reframing the Debate


Taxes ARE a Woman's Issue: Reframing the Debate
(Feminist Press, April 2006)

This book examines the current tax system and highlights the ways in which it disadvantages women, their families, and their communities. The book demonstrates how women benefit from services paid for by taxes – but also how they are adversely affected by the ways in which taxes are currently collected. The information presented is intended to educate, inform, and inspire women to speak out about current tax policy and its impact on their well being and that of their families. The facts point to the strong link between fair taxes and the quality of all our lives.

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*written by Mimi Abramovitz (Hunter College School of Social Work and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York) and Sandra Morgen (Center for the Study of Women in Society, Univ. of Oregon) with Re:Gender, formerly National Council for Research on Women

We extend deep appreciation to the following for their generous support of this project: The J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation; Katherine M. Klotzburger; and Mariam Chamberlain.

We express great appreciation to the Ford Foundation for their general support during the life of this project. We also thank the many individuals and organizations whose contributions and support make our work, and the work of our member centers, possible