Income, Work, and Wealth: UBI, Job Guarantees, Baby Bonds, and Care Work
Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
- Chair: Teresa Ghilarducci, New School
Baby Bonds and Wealth Building for the Excluded
AbstractWhites in America have significantly higher household and individual wealth than blacks and other minorities, and persistent inequality and discrimination continue to sustain these gaps over generations. Awarding an investment to every child at birth--"baby bonds"-- would help close these gaps over time and help produce a more equitable and just society.
Universal Basic Income: Labor Market Floor or Welfare State Displacement
AbstractRecent concerns over automation and potential labor market displacement have led some advocates to call for a universal basic income (UBI), sometimes in alliance with libertarian UBI supporters who want to reduce or dismantle the welfare state. This paper explores the pros and cons of a UBI in different versions, some of which would work in tandem with existing welfare state and labor market programs and institutions.
Universal Job Guarantee: Beyond Full Employment and Toward Institutional Change
AbstractFaced with inadequate jobs and poor labor market returns to work, advocates have called for different policies including a universal basic income, stronger unemployment insurance, and counter-cyclical employment policies. A universal job guarantee would address many of these concerns while also providing other social and economic benefits that the other options do not provide.
- J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs