No Vote, No Tax! Taxation and Women’s Suffrage Movements

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Abstract

Until relatively recently, in most jurisdictions men and women were not equal for the law. This included the legal position of women and women’s suffrage. In several countries, especially in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US), a link was made between women being taxed, but not allowed to vote and the doctrine of no taxation without representation. This link between taxation and democracy is discussed in this chapter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistory and Taxation
Subtitle of host publicationThe Dialectical Relationship between Taxation and the Political Balance of Power
EditorsPeter Essers
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Chapter7
Pages127-134.
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2022

Publication series

SeriesEATLP International Tax Series
Number20

Research programs

  • SAI 2007-05 FA

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