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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.
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Keywords: job guarantee; unconditional basic income

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: University of St Andrews, UK

Publication date: June 1, 2018

This article was made available online on March 17, 2018 as a Fast Track article with title: "Basic income and a public job offer: complementary policies to reduce poverty and unemployment".

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