All things considered, should feminists embrace basic income?
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|Title:||All things considered, should feminists embrace basic income?||Authors:||Baker, John||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2055||Date:||2008||Abstract:||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.||Funding Details:||Not applicable||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Berkeley Electronic Press||Keywords:||Equality; Basic income; Division of labour; Feminism; Care||Subject LCSH:||Income--Sex differences
Division of labor
|DOI:||10.2202/1932-0183.1129||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection|
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