Crisis, cuts, citizenship and a basic income: a wicked solution to a wicked problem

Ailsa McKay

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Abstract

This article argues for a Citizens Basic Income (CBI) on the basis of the potential the proposal has for addressing gender-based inequalities, particularly with reference to the world of paid work. The nature and level of public spending cuts evident across Europe have had a disproportionate impact on women both as providers and users of key public services. This is largely due to the very gendered nature of care work, paid and unpaid. A CBI provides the basis for transforming welfare policy to adequately account for the value and contribution of care work to the economy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-104
Number of pages12
JournalBasic Income Studies
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

Keywords

  • Citizens Basic Income
  • gender inequalities
  • welfare policy
  • economy
  • public sector

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