Rethinking Work and Income Maintenance Policy: Promoting Gender Equality Through a Citizens' Basic Income

  title={Rethinking Work and Income Maintenance Policy: Promoting Gender Equality Through a Citizens' Basic Income},
  author={Ailsa Mckay},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  pages={118 - 97}
A citizens' basic income scheme is based on the principles of individuality, universality, and unconditionality; when combined with the notion of meeting "basic needs" it would serve to provide a minimum income guarantee for all adult members of society. However, implementation would entail radical reform of existing patterns of welfare delivery and would bring into question the institutionalized relationship between work and welfare, a basic premise of modern welfare states. To date, the… Expand
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