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Institutionalizing the Universal Caretaker Through a Basic Income?

  • Zelleke Almaz

    (The New School)

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    Feminists should endorse a basic income, particularly in comparison to other feasible safety-net alternatives, including work-conditioned benefits and a caregiver stipend. A basic income promotes gender equality by creating the social and economic conditions required to reduce the gendered division of labor. Most importantly, a universal, unconditional basic income could greatly reduce the poverty rate of the most vulnerable group in capitalist economies: single women and their children. For this reason if for no other, feminists should endorse a basic income.

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    Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Basic Income Studies.

    Volume (Year): 3 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 3 (December)
    Pages: 1-9

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    Handle: RePEc:bpj:bistud:v:3:y:2008:i:3:n:7
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