Japan May End a Tax Break That Encourages Women to Work Less

  • Tax deduction has encouraged married women to curb their hours
  • It hurts Abe’s push to have women play a bigger economic role

Japan's Latest Move to Get Women Back to Work

Japan may ax a longstanding spousal tax deduction that encourages many married women to limit paid work as pressure grows for Shinzo Abe’s government to head off a labor shortage and make good on its womenomics goals.

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