Tax and Gender
Do tax systems affect women and men differently?
In low-income countries, the majority of people work in the informal sector, meaning that most do not pay income taxes—though pay a wide range of user fees and informal taxes to access goods that would otherwise be financed by taxes. Focusing only on formal tax policies, then, misses much of the story of gender inequity and taxation.
Research on gender and tax in low-income countries faces critical questions going forward.
How can tax policies and systems be designed and implemented to advance gender equity, taking the everyday realities of taxation into account?
And what is the role of women in tax administration and policy making, and how is it changing? What drives the gendered impacts of informal taxes and user fees?
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Join Dr Jalia Kangave, Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies and co-lead of the ICTD’s Gender and Tax research stream, as she delivers this exclusive one-hour lecture on the gender dimensions of taxation in low-income countries.