Female employment and taxation

[2016-03-22] At the EU conference on "Individual taxation and employment" a number of European experts discussed the impact of individual taxation on female employment. Åsa Gunnarsson, Professor of Law at Umeå University, noted that individual taxation was introduced in Sweden in 1971 as the authorities looked to find ways in which the taxation system could promote family life and encourage people to have more children. Gunnarsson concluded that the reform is important for sustainable gender equality and that it is also important to take into account the situation for poor families.

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