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Institutionalizing the Universal Caretaker Through a Basic Income?

Almaz Zelleke
From the journal Basic Income Studies

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.

Published Online: 2008-12-31

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