Publish Year: 2016
Thematic Area: Taxation
Countries: Austria
Region: Europe and Central Asia
Resource Type: Assessments and Analysis, Case Studies, Data and Statistics, Research
Author: Mag. Martin Eder


Highlighting differences in income between men and women is an essential part of understanding the effects that taxation may pose on each group. From the perspective of equality-oriented politics, it is important and necessary to continually identify gender-related differences in income and examine their causes in order to respect equality of opportunity for men and women. This study by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance reminds the readers of the existing income discrepancies based on current statistics and examines the effects of taxation, which is gender-neutral in its legal formulation, on these differences, especially with regard to the most recent tax reform.