Academy seminar - Is a Basic Income Feasible?


Academy seminar - Is a Basic Income Feasible?


Starting 08 March 2022 16:00 through to 08 March 2022 17:15


Professor Ashwin Kumar

Professor of Social Policy Policy Evaluation and Research Unit

Manchester Metropolitan University



A basic income has been proposed as a solution to a number of contemporary social problems: automation and technological change, insecurity in the labour market, poverty and lack of dignity in social security systems. 

However, a basic income faces a number of major challenges. 

Ashwin has been a social policy economist for over 20 years and in this free online seminar he will draw upon recent research evaluating a basic income for Scotland to set out five key challenges that must be overcome for a basic income to be feasible.

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