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Economic gender equality in Canada: Market, care, tax, and benefit issues and solutions

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Standing Committee on the Status of Women Study on the Economic Security of Women in Canada
Lahey, Kathleen
Publication Date: 
20 Feb 2017


It is the law now - All levels of governement in Canada are obligated to eradicate all forms of discrimination against women.

'Governing for growth' has reduced most tax revenues, benefit programs, and ministerial mandates, but has not reduced gender inequalities, poverty, tax competition, or competition, or international tax havening.

'Governing for equality' calls for gender impact analysis in all policies, programs, and laws in order to increase revenues, income security, and women's economic equality at the macro, meso, and micro levels.

Attaining gender equality requires unwinding complex market, care, tax, and spending policies that lock economic inequalities in place.