universal basic income

Journal article

22 Feb 2019

This article argues that while the current NZ tax/benefit system represents a ‘welfare mess’, and needs substantial restructuring, a UBI does not necessarily provide an adequate income for poverty relief, nor ensure labour force incentives, at an acceptable fiscal cost.


Insights from around the globe: an international learning report from BIEN 2018 Congress
28 Jan 2019

This report highlights learning from basic income pilots underway or in planning in Finland, Ontario and the Netherlands, compiled from discussions with representatives at the Basic Income Earth Network 2018 World Congress.


6 Nov 2017

Argues that a Universal Basic Income would be unaffordable with the current taxation system and would involve enormous additional taxation.


15 Aug 2017

A Universal Basic Income may be a good idea – but we will still need social security that works.

Working paper

15 Jul 2017

In a changing employment and budgetary context, there is renewed interest in the concept of a basic income.

Discussion paper

2 Dec 2016

Does a world with more insecure work need to be a world of greater instability and fear? Are protectionism and nationalism appropriate responses? Are there alternative policy approaches which can bring people and communities together instead of driving them ever further apart?

With global...


18 Nov 2016

A universal basic income (UBI) is a payment made to all adult individuals that allows people to meet their basic needs. Debates over basic income proposals have moved from the fringe to mainstream newspapers.

Executive summary

A universal basic income (UBI) is...


5 Aug 2004

In this paper Bill Mitchell and Martin Watts compare and contrast two policy responses to rising income insecurity in the form of proposals to introduce a universal Basic Income and proposals to introduce a Job Guarantee.

The paper demonstrates that income insecurity should be...



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