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How a patchwork of state taxes contributes to menstrual inequity in the US

Sriram, Shyam K., Cavanaugh, Stacy, Faulkner, Annie and Winchester-Daniel, Mackenzie (2021) How a patchwork of state taxes contributes to menstrual inequity in the US. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (12 Oct 2021). Blog Entry.

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Federalism in the United States means that many policies are the responsibility of individual states rather than, or in addition to, the federal government. Shyam K. Sriram, Stacy Cavanaugh, Annie Faulkner, and Mackenzie Winchester-Daniel take a close look at state tax policies on menstrual products, finding that 26 states still impose such taxes, though many have tried and failed to repeal or reduce them. They write that these taxes imposing an often-significant burden on the physical and mental health of young girls, women, and people who menstruate, while at the same time generating very little revenue for the states who impose them.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2021 12:48
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:28

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