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Judith Shulevitz, “It’s Payback Time for Women”

Shulevitz’s excellent article frames the basic income debate around gendered issues in the labor market and economy. She references the recent basic income developments in Finland, Canada, and the Netherlands, but her main points concern the benefits a basic income would bring to women by finally rewarding care work, which is disproportionately carried out by women.  This article is a wonderful introduction to the basic income debate and gives much needed time discussing its impact on women.

Judith Shulevitz, “It’s Payback Time for Women”, New York Times, 8 January 2016.

Josh Martin

About Josh Martin

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Josh Martin is a recent graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science where he received an MSc in Social Policy and Planning and wrote his dissertation on the universal basic income as a possible solution to the problems facing Universal Credit in the UK. Prior to LSE, he attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and is originally from Decorah, Iowa.

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