Thursday, May 8, 2014

Gender and Tax Evasion

Robert McGee (Fayetteville), Gender and the Ethics of Tax Evasion.

The study begins:

Gender is perhaps the most widely studied demographic variable. It is an interesting variable from the perspectives of economics, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, anthropology, religion, history and culture, to name a few. What makes women different from men? How are they different from men? Is female thinking becoming closer to male thinking as women gain equal rights and liberation?

This compilation of existing studies suggests to the author that women are more tax compliant, less self-reliant, and significantly less likely to engage in criminal behavior.  The possible explanations include that women are more ethical, more moral, more deferential to authority, and less risk averse. 

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/2014/05/gender-and-tax-evasion.html

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