Fitzroy and Jin argue for a combination of Basic Income and Job Guarantee

Felix Fitzroy and Jim Jin argue in the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice that Basic Income and Job Guarantee can complement each other:

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 selfemployed
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.

 

 

 

 

 

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