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Gender Budgeting

Sawer, Marian; Stewart, Miranda


Officials developing government budgets often assume that taxing and spending decisions will be gender neutral, unless it is a matter of a designated 'women's program'. This overlooks the different roles played by men and women in the social division of labour, both paid and unpaid, that result in purportedly neutral policies having quite disparate effects. For example, 'austerity budgets' will usually have a disproportionate impact on women. Feminist economists argued for a 'gender lens' on...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020-05-22
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-43236-2_12


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