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Basic Income Studies

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All Things Considered, Should Feminists Embrace Basic Income?

John Baker1

1University College Dublin

Citation Information: Basic Income Studies. Volume 3, Issue 3, ISSN (Online) 1932-0183, DOI: 10.2202/1932-0183.1129, December 2008

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As a feminist, I am committed to equality of condition between men and women, defined multidimensionally in terms of respect and recognition; resources; love, care and solidarity; power; and working and learning. I concentrate in this comment on equality in the affective system, i.e., the set of social relations that operates to meet people's needs for love, care and solidarity. A central problem for egalitarians is that recognising, valuing and supporting care work risks reinforcing the gendered division of labour, a problem of much wider remit than the issue of basic income. I argue, however, that basic income can be construed as recognising and supporting care work as a form of worthwhile but noncommodifiable activity and that this should be combined with confronting the division of labour culturally and ideologically. I cite recent empirical work on caregivers and care recipients in Ireland in support of my position.

Keywords: Keywords – basic income; care; division of labour; equality; feminism

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