How Cash Transfers Promote the Case for Basic Income

  title={How Cash Transfers Promote the Case for Basic Income},
  author={G. Standing},
  journal={Basic Income Studies},
  • G. Standing
  • Published 2008
  • Economics
  • Basic Income Studies
  • There has long been a minority view that providing people with cash is an effective way of combating poverty and economic insecurity while promoting livelihoods and work. The mainstream view has nevertheless been that giving people money, without conditions or obligations, promotes idleness and dependency, while being unnecessarily costly. This paper reviews recent evidence on various types of schemes implemented in developing countries, including several pilot cash transfer schemes, assessing… CONTINUE READING
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