Book Chapter

Women and Top Incomes in Australia

S Voitchovsky, Miranda Stewart, R Wilkins

Tax, Social Policy and Gender: Rethinking Equality and Efficiency | ANU Press | Published : 2017

Abstract

Tax, Social Policy and Gender presents new research on entrenched gender inequality in a comparative framework of human rights and fiscal sustainability. Ground-breaking empirical studies examine unequal returns to education for women and men, decision-making about child care by fathers and mothers, the history and gendered effects of the income tax and family payments, and women in the top 1 per cent. Contributors demonstrate how Australia’s tax, social security, child care, parental leave, education, work and retirement income policies intersect to compound gender inequality.