The Gender Effects of a Basic Income

  • Annie Miller
  • Toru Yamamori
  • Almaz ZellekeEmail author
Part of the Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee book series (BIG)


Miller, Yamamori and Zelleke explore the gender effects of a Basic Income through a survey of feminist theories of distributive justice, critiques of the gendered effects of welfare state policies, welfare claimants’ movements in the UK and US, and empirical evidence from cash transfer pilots. They examine debates over the potential emancipatory effects of a Basic Income for women, concerns about its effects on the gendered division of labour, and evidence of increased well-being, especially for women and girls, exhibited by Negative Income Tax and cash transfer experiments. They conclude that the effects of a Basic Income are likely to be positive for women and men across a range of measures, while specific outcomes would depend on the details of any particular Basic Income scheme.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Citizen’s Basic Income Trust, UKEdinburghUK
  2. 2.Doshisha UniversityKyotoJapan
  3. 3.NYU ShanghaiShanghaiChina

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