Universal Basic Income in a Feminist Perspective and Gender Analysis

Author: Patricia Schulz
Year: 2017
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A feminist perspective and a gender analysis – avoiding conflation of gender and women – can usefully contribute to the discussion on the universal basic income (UBI). Indeed, it helps analyse the concrete situation of women and of men, by looking into power relationships between them and structural discrimination based on sex, including multiple/intersectional discriminations. These contribute to making women and those they care for vulnerable to poverty with its various deprivations. Advocates of the UBI could thus reinforce their strong arguments based on social justice, equality, dignity, freedom from want if they argued (more) systematically also from a gender equality perspective.

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