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Shirley Tillotson

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The Hilda Neatby Prize English Article


Shirley Tillotson,”The Family as Tax Dodge: Partnership, Individuality, and Gender in the Personal Income Tax Act, 1942 to 1970″. The Canadian Historical Review Volume 90, Number 3, September 2009.

Shirley Tillotson has produced an original and intelligent, as well as sophisticated and eloquently written, study of how gender has historically shaped Canadian tax policy. The article is a major contribution to our understanding of the welfare state, the family economy, feminist theory and political history. She forces us to reconsider women’s engagement with the state, not only within public forums, but from within the family as well. In this way Tillotson demonstrates the centrality of gender to political studies.