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/10197/3200
Date: 2011
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.
フェミニストの一人として筆者は、尊重と承認、資源、愛・ケアと連帯、権力、仕事と学 習などにかかわる、多次元的な定義における男女間の条件の平等性の問題にかかわってき た。平等主義者にとっての中心的な問題は、ケア作業の承認、評価、支援が労働の性別分 離を助長する恐れがあることである。ベーシックインカム問題以上にかなり広範な課題を 含む問題である。しかし筆者は、ベーシックインカムは、価値がありながら商品化できな い活動としてケア作業を認識し、支援するものとして解釈することができ、ベーシックイ ンカムは、労働の文化的・思想的な分離と対峙することと結合されるべきであると主張す る。アイルランドにおけるケアの提供者と受け手に関する、最近の経験的な研究を引証し つつ論じるものである。
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Journal Article
Keywords: Basic income;Feminism;Equality;Division of labour;Care
Subject LCSH: Income--Sex differences
Division of labor
Equality
Feminism
Language: ja
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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