Feminist Reflections on Basic Income

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Title: Feminist Reflections on Basic Income
Authors: Barry, Ursula
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9734
Date: 14-Mar-2018
Online since: 2019-03-28T10:59:36Z
Abstract: Feminist economics, which grew in influence from the mid-1980s, encompassed a strong critique of the assumptions underlying the welfare state developments in Western Europe. It was argued that the link between paid employment and welfare entitlements, which was a fundamental element of most welfare states, reflected a perspective that showed a complete lack of recognition of the fluidity of women’s economic activities. This lack of recognition that women’s economic lives are likely to be shaped by a spectrum of economic activity which includes: paid employment - home-based carer – part-time employment – underemployment – unpaid work. Such a fluid economic picture fell largely outside the male-oriented binary image of employment: unemployment that underlay the thinking shaping western welfare states.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Policy Press
Copyright (published version): 2018 Policy Press
Keywords: Basic incomeFeminismFeminist economicsRadical economicsWomen’s economic independence
Other versions: https://policypress.co.uk/its-basic-income
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Downes, A., Lansley, S. (eds.). It's Basic Income - the global debate
ISBN: 978-1447343905
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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