DP6582 Against 'Gender-based taxation'
|Publication Date:||December 2007|
|Keyword(s):||Gender, Sex, Taxation|
|JEL(s):||H2, J2, J3, J7|
|Programme Areas:||Labour Economics|
|Link to this Page:||www.cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=6582|
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.