Faculty Book: Mimi Abramovitz
Mimi Abramovitz, with Sandra Morgan and the National Council for Research on Women
Taxes Are a Women's Issue: Reframing the Debate
(Feminist Press, March 2006)
For every woman who pays taxes and uses public services, and everyone who cares about an effective and fair tax system, Taxes Are a Woman's Issue dares to expose not only how tax policies shape the size of our bank accounts but also how they sculpt our government and the nation's identity. Authors Mimi Abramovitz and Sandra Morgen, writing for the National Council for Research on Women, convincingly dispel myths about the current welfare system and expose how the IRS-supported tax system was created in, and caters to, a time before women entered the work force. By honestly discussing the many ways that the current tax system disadvantages women, Taxes Are a Woman's Issue courageously teaches, as the President of the Council Linda Basch states, "about positive changes that will improve the lives of all women and their families, their communities, and the nation as a whole." Mimi Abramovitz is a professor of social welfare at Hunter College and The Graduate Center.
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Submitted on: APR 1, 2006