Why a citizens' basic income? A question of gender equality or gender bias

  title={Why a citizens' basic income? A question of gender equality or gender bias},
  author={Ailsa Mckay},
  journal={Work, Employment \& Society},
  pages={337 - 348}
  • Ailsa Mckay
  • Published 2007
  • Economics
  • Work, Employment & Society
Current debates concerning the future of social security provision in advanced capitalist states have raised a citizens' basic income as a possible reform package: a proposal based on the principles of individuality, universality and unconditionality, ensuring a minimum income guarantee for all members of society. Arguments in favour of a citizens' basic income have traditionally been contrived within a fixed set of parameters associated with a particular view of the principles of economic… Expand
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