All things considered, should feminists embrace basic income?

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dc.contributor.author Baker, John
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-08T13:41:12Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-08T13:41:12Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Basic Income Studies en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2055
dc.description.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. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Berkeley Electronic Press en
dc.subject Equality en
dc.subject Basic income en
dc.subject Division of labour en
dc.subject Feminism en
dc.subject Care en
dc.subject.lcsh Income--Sex differences en
dc.subject.lcsh Division of labor en
dc.subject.lcsh Equality en
dc.subject.lcsh Feminism en
dc.title All things considered, should feminists embrace basic income? en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://www.bepress.com/bis/vol3/iss3/art6 en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 3 en
dc.identifier.issue 3 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.2202/1932-0183.1129
dc.neeo.contributor Baker|John|aut| en
dc.description.admin ab, ke - 04/06/2010 AL ke OR en


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