Soviet Sex Podcast

Soviet Sex Podcast Episode 6: The Tax on Testicles: The Bachelor Tax(es) with Dr. Kristy Ironside

In this episode, Amanda interviews Dr. Kristy Ironside about her wonderful article, “Between Fiscal, Ideological, and Social Dilemmas: The Soviet ‘Bachelor Tax’ and Post-war Tax Reform, 1941-1962.” We go through what exactly the tax system was like in the Soviet Union, who was behind the idea of one of the first explicit pronatalist reforms, how it changes after the Second World War, and, importantly, how everyday citizens felt and responded to this tax. Sit back and enjoy how the Bachelor Tax came to be known as the ‘Tax on Testicles’!

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