Mar 31, 2022
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The question of who cares for dependent older adults has gained special force, while the increase in "telework" has reinforced a blurring of the mobile phone number list boundaries between work activity and family or free time, and has re-emerged discussions about forms of conciliation between family and paid work. The centrality that care acquires today – which possibly would not have been such without the growing prior social visibility – perhaps augurs an extension mobile phone number list of public policies that respond to the problem. Another hot topic is wealth taxes. In several countries the clamor for the need for an additional effort of the greatest fortunes is gaining strength. The reduction of inequality was one of the promises of many post-neoliberal governments, but the trends had limits: income inequality was reduced in almost all countries, mobile phone number list but at the same time the rich became richer and new research made visible the scandalous concentration of wealth at the top of the pyramid. In tax matters, it is true that during the previous period changes were implemented in the level and structure of tax revenues that resulted in improvements in the redistributive capacity of the States. In particular, there were important efforts to mobile phone number list strengthen direct taxes on income,19.8% in 2000 to represent 25.5% of the total collection in 2014 . However, its impact is still much lower than in the countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (33.7% on average in 2014). In this sense, tax collection mobile phone number list in Latin America continues to present a bias towards indirect taxation that taxes consumption, of a more regressive nature. In turn, in the region, income tax is collected largely on wage earners, that is, on formal workers in a dependency relationship, many of them from the middle sectors.