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Gendered Fiscal Incidence Analysis. A Review of the Literature

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  • Samantha Greenspun

    (CEQ Institute)

  • Nora Lustig

    (Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Economics, Tulane University, CEQ Institute)

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This paper presents a review of the scope, methodologies and main findings of sixteen gendered fiscal incidence studies. Of the sixteen studies, seven focused on measuring gender equity in government spending on education and health, five on estimating the incidence of taxes only, and the remaining four on estimating the effect of partial combinations of taxes and transfers. The studies provide useful insights regarding the presence or absence of gender equity implied by specific taxes and transfers or some combinations. One main conclusion is that there is no comprehensive study that looks at the incidence of taxes and cash and in-kind transfers combined.

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  • Samantha Greenspun & Nora Lustig, 2013. "Gendered Fiscal Incidence Analysis. A Review of the Literature," Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Working Paper Series 76, Tulane University, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Paraguay; fiscal incidence; taxes; transfers; gender; inequality; government policy;
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    JEL classification:

    • H22 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Incidence
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination

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