Universal Basic Income (UBI)
UNDP calls for temporary basic income to help world’s poorest women cope with effects of COVID-19 pandemic
Photo: UNDP Bangladesh/Fahad Kaizer
Mar 4, 2021 – A temporary basic income (TBI) given specifically to hundreds of millions of women in the world’s developing countries could prevent rising poverty and widening gender inequalities during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report out today.
Universal Basic Income: What’s in a Name?
With increasing calls for a Universal Basic Income and a rise in experiments, a variety of names have been given to or associated with the proposal, including Guaranteed Income, Freedom Dividend, and Unconditional Basic Income. This paper examines what names can be given to the proposal and pilots and whether a single name across programs is needed to develop the proposal into an implementable policy.
The many names of Basic Income
For such a simple idea, Basic Income has a complex web of alternative names. Here are some of the other names for Basic Income, including a quick guide to what is and what isn’t BI.
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Why we should all have a basic income
By Scott Santens
Consider for a moment that from this day forward, on the first day of every month, around $1,000 is deposited into your bank account – because you are a citizen. This income is independent of every other source of income and guarantees you a monthly starting salary above the poverty line for the rest of your life.