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A Feminist Citizen’s Basic Income?

A Feminist Citizen’s Basic Income?

Rooms 6 & 7, Centre for Executive Education Building, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow G4 0BA.
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July 22, 2015, 12.30 – 16.00

Rooms 6 & 7, Centre for Executive Education Building, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow

The booking deadline for this event has passed. If you would like to attend, please email info@engender.org.uk.

A Citizen’s Basic Income (CBI) has been proposed by feminist scholars and activists as an alternative to means-tested social security. Theoretically, a CBI could reduce intra-household inequality and increase the social value of women’s unpaid work. As work on CBI moves the debate forward, there is now a need to bridge the gap between economic modelling and academic theory with feminist analysis regarding women’s lives:

  • Would low-income women be better off with a CBI?
  • How could it be integrated with childcare, housing and the taxation system?
  • What would be the impact on particular groups of women, including lone mothers, unpaid carers and disabled women?

Presentations by Prof. Annie Miller (Citizens’ Income Trust), Prof. Sara Cantillon (WiSE) and Dr. Caitlin McLean (WiSE) will introduce the topic, followed by group discussion on the context in Scotland, chaired by Emma Ritch (Engender).

Join us for lunch from 12.30 outside rooms CEE 6 & 7 in the Centre for Executive Education Building, Glasgow Caledonian University (map). The event will run from 1.30 – 4pm.

The booking deadline for this event has passed. If you would like to attend, please email info@engender.org.uk.

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