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Against 'Gender-based taxation'

Gilles Saint-Paul ()

No 6582, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers

Abstract: This paper criticizes the Alesina and Ichino (2007) proposal of taxing men more than women. First, the proposal is outright sex discrimination. Second, it cannot be Pareto-improving. Third, its virtues in terms of efficiency are better obtained by gender-neutral voluntary schemes for taxing households. Fourth, the tax would further undermine marriage.

Keywords: Gender; Sex; Taxation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H2 J2 J3 J7 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2007-12
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