Category Archives: Academic Articles

Kamerade-Hanta and Bennett, “Rewarding work: cross-national differences in benefits, volunteering during unemployment, well-being and mental health”

“Although individuals can boost one dimension of their own well-being (feeling that their life is worthwhile) by exercising their agency through engaging in work that is an alternative to paid work, such engagement without any financial support can also damage their mental health.”

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Political foundation Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung recommends “more detailed empirical research” on basic income for UK

The German political foundation Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) has released a short report on digitalization in the UK and its consequences for public policy. It concludes by suggesting that it will be necessary to investigate basic income as a long-term solution.

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Patricia Schulz, “Universal basic income in a feminist perspective and gender analysis”

Patricia Schulz, a Swiss lawyer and specialist in international human rights and gender equality, offers a short paper advocating for basic income from a feminist and gender equality perspective in the peer-reviewed journal Global Social Policy. In this article, Schulz argues that strong arguments for basic income “based on social justice, equality, dignity, freedom from want” could be bolstered by

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UNITED KINGDOM: David Piachaud Calls Basic Income a Wasteful Distraction from Other Methods of Tackling Poverty

David Piachaud, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and an associate of The Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE), published a discussion paper on Citizens’ Income (CI) in December of last year. Abstract: A Citizen’s Income, or a Basic Income, is not a new idea but it has been receiving increasing attention. There

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