Gender, family and income maintenance: a feminist case for citizens basic income.

Ailsa McKay, Jo Van Every

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Abstract

This article considers proposals for a citizens basic income in the light of feminist arguments about welfare and inequality. The authors conceptualize welfare provision as a partnership between state, labor market, and family. It is the family that is examined in this article. Drawing on feminist critiques of the male breadwinner family, lesbian and gay demands for sexual citizenship, and the need to develop welfare policy suitable for a “postfamilial” society, this article argues that a citizens basic income has the potential to provide a basis for a truly universal citizenship.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-284
Number of pages19
JournalSocial Politics
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2000

Keywords

  • citizens' basic income
  • welfare provision
  • welfare policy
  • citizenship

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