Basic income and a public job offer : complementary policies to reduce poverty and unemployment
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Unconditional basic income, or a public-sector job guarantee, are usually discussed as alternative policies, though the first does not provide the benefits of an earned income and a good job to the ‘precariat’ and under-employed, while the second fails to assist unpaid home carers and self-employed people. Furthermore, a job guarantee alone cannot support those who are unable or unwilling to work. We argue here that the only cost-effective policy for comprehensive welfare is a combination of modest basic income with a job offer by local authorities at less than the minimum wage.
FitzRoy , F R & Jin , J 2018 , ' Basic income and a public job offer : complementary policies to reduce poverty and unemployment ' , Journal of Poverty and Social Justice , vol. 26 , no. 2 , pp. 191-206 . https://doi.org/10.1332/175982718X15200701225179
Journal of Poverty and Social Justice
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