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Analyse & Kritik

Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory

Ed. by Baurmann, Michael / Leist, Anton / Tranow, Ulf

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Volume 23, Issue 1


Will a Basic Income Do Justice to Women?

A Contribution to the Symposium on P. Van Parijs ’s “Real Freedom for All” in Analyse & Kritik 22(2)

Ingrid Robeyns
Published Online: 2016-05-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/auk-2001-0108


This article addresses the question whether a basic income will be a just social policy for women. The implementation of a basic income will have different effects for different groups of women, some of them clearly positive, some of them negative. The real issues that concern feminist critics of a basic income are the gender-related constraints on choices and the current gender division of labour, which are arguably both playing at the disadvantage of women. It is argued that those issues are not adequately addressed by a basic income proposal alone, and therefore basic income has to be part of a larger packet of social policy measures if it wants to maximise real freedom for all.

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Published Online: 2016-05-14

Published in Print: 2001-05-01

Citation Information: Analyse & Kritik, Volume 23, Issue 1, Pages 88–105, ISSN (Online) 2365-9858, ISSN (Print) 0171-5860, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/auk-2001-0108.

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