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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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SWITZERLAND: UN-Sponsored Panel Discussion on Basic Income

In light of impending Swiss vote on a basic income, the United Nations Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) has organized a seminar entitled “Informality and Income Insecurity: Is Basic Income a Universal Solution?” The seminar, which features a diverse panel of experts, will be held at the Palace of Nations in Geneva on May 13, 2016. From the event description: The panellists

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OPINION: The UN Social Protection Floor ‘Global fund’: An entry point for the basic income?

In 2011, the United Nations, fronted by Michelle Bachelet, head initiative of UN Women, launched the Social Protection Floor initiative. This initiative aims to support the development of social protection worldwide. Arguably, this development represents an opportunity for more experimentation with basic income and possibly fully-fledged basic income programmes.

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UNITED NATIONS: UN Report Calls for Social Protection Floor

On October 27, 2011, a high-level United Nations panel released a report calling for guaranteeing basic “income and services” for all. The report, entitled Social Protection Floor for a Fair and Inclusive Globalization, did not specifically call for basic income but the “ floor would guarantee basic income in the form of social transfers in cash or kind, such as

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