The international community has pledged to end discrimination of women. Yet, governments around the world continue to discriminate against their female citizens. A field where this is most visible is the tax system. International Organisations and scholarship have shown that tax systems discriminate against women, which has negative implications for female citizens, but also for society as a whole.
What are the factors that help or hinder gender-equalizing tax policy change? When, how and why do countries reform their tax systems? And why do they end gender discrimination in one field, but not the other? Why do some introduce gender-discriminatory tax practices? What is the role of IOs? Where does female agency come in? In short, what explains the politics of gendered taxation?
The conference is co-organized by the Akademie für Politische Bildung and the Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science of the LMU.