Start: Tuesday, September 06, 2022 • 6:00 PM • Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (GMT+00:00) End: Tuesday, September 06, 2022 • 7:30 PM • Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (GMT+00:00).
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Some of the most common criticisms of a basic income are that it is too expensive and that it’s not possible to win the public and political support for the policy. But the research presented at this event shows that an affordable basic income can have a dramatic impact on poverty and that a basic income is a vote winner, specifically in crucial swing seats. How can a modest basic income cut poverty by half? Is basic income a vote winner?
On 31 August 2022 Clarification of the Basic Income Definition’ Working Group’ will hold its 6th Open Forum led off by a presentation by Dr. Ali Mutlu Köylüoğlu on “A NON-SEIZABLE Income and A SCORECARD concept for Evaluation of Basic Income Schemes”.
The Open Forum will be held on Wednesday, 31 August, at 12.30 GMT (UTC) on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 839 9371 2210
BIEN’s 2022 General Assembly will be held online, on 28 September at 1pm British Summer Time (UTC +1). We kindly ask members to register to be able to attend the GA meeting. This registration is required to ensure only members participate in BIEN’s decision making by voting at the meeting. Names of those registered will be checked against our members register. We therefore kindly ask you to join the meeting 15 minutes ahead of time.
The Agenda for the General Assembly is available here and will be updated as necessary.
Members should register by clicking here.
TIME Magazine has published an article by Stacey Rutland, the founder of Income Movement – an organization building broad grassroots coalitions in support of basic income in the United States. Rutland writes a personal story of how important an abortion was to her and her future husband. She writes, “At the time, I was working 30 hours a week, taking a full load of classes, and using Pell Grants and student loans to cover the gaps. The cost for an abortion was expensive, more than $500. Even with my partner helping cover costs, this was a significant shock to my ability to cover my regular monthly living expenses.”
Rutland goes on to say “…I know first-hand how crucial extra cash will be to women in need of abortion and the extra costs they’ll have to incur to receive one if they live in one of the majority of states poised to outlaw abortion. A guaranteed income is not an alternative to abortion access, but it will certainly help women overcome the tremendous barriers they’ll face with the end of legal abortion rights.” Read the full article here.
We know the features of the nearly 4,000 social protection responses to Covid-19 globally; but what are we learning from over two years of pandemic measures? A new paper by Ugo Gentilini, Global Lead for Social Assistance with the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice at the World Bank, brings together large datasets and about 300 papers to assess and reflect upon the largest scale up of cash transfers in history. In particular, the paper flashes out differences between Covid-19 and other crises; it lays out an anatomy of global responses and offers novel data analysis around stylized international trends; synthesizes fresh empirical evidence on response effectiveness based on over 40 evaluations; discusses country level operational practices as emerging from an array of high and lower-income contexts; and distills key 10 insights with possible future implications. You can download the report here or learn more about it from this blog.