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Política fiscal y equidad de género en Bolivia

Author: R Coello Cremades, S Fernández Cervantes
Publication Date: Sep 2014

This document summarises the main results of a study on fiscal policy and gender carried out by UN Women in Bolivia in 2013, aiming at understanding the main gender implications of the country’s current fiscal system. The study acknowledged the progress achieved in the country around gender mainstreaming in fiscal policy through Gender Sensitive Budgeting initiatives. The main focus of the research was to study the gender implications of public funding from the income perspective, which had not yet been done. Main conclusions included:  fiscal policies do not take into account the reproductive labour costs; there are no fiscal benefits that contribute directly to well-being, care and living sustainability; pension systems are not equal; fiscal policies penalise those working in trade, which is a sector with high women’s participation. Recommendations are made in relation to the fiscal system, the social security system and the way information and data is collected and analysed.