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Gender Inequality, Social Reproduction and the Universal Basic Income

Lombardozzi, Lorena (2020). Gender Inequality, Social Reproduction and the Universal Basic Income. Political Quarterly (In press).

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Abstract

Despite extensive attention being paid to the effects of the Universal Basic Income (UBI) on society at large, little critical analysis has been developed on the relationship between gender inequality and UBI. The purpose of this article is to first reflect on the feminist arguments in favour of UBI and then problematises some of these points by also reflecting on other available policies. By looking into the role of women’s work in both productive and reproductive activities, it is argued that UBI should not be disregarded as a social policy. However, its transformative capacity to empower women and to strengthen their role in society should not be overestimated. In order to address this gap, policymakers should address misconceptions around gender norms and acknowledge the multiple forms of women’s work across the social relations of production and reproduction.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0032-3179
Keywords: gender; labour; social reproduction; UBI; Welfare State; work
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Economics
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 69470
Depositing User: Lorena Lombardozzi
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2020 17:21
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2020 01:52
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/69470
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