A Disarmingly Simple Idea? Practical Bottlenecks in Implementing a Universal Basic IncomeInternational Social Security Review (2012)
AbstractThis article considers the implementation of a universal basic income, a neglected area in basic income research. We identify and examine three important practical bottlenecks that may prevent a basic income scheme from attaining the universal reach desired and proclaimed by its advocates: i) maintaining a population-wide cadaster of eligible claimants ensuring full takeup; ii) instituting robust modalities of payment that reach all intended beneficiaries; and iii) designing an effective oversight mechanism in a policy context that actively opposes client monitoring. We argue that the implementation of universal basic income faces unique challenges that its proponents must consider carefully.
- guaranteed income,
- universal benefit scheme,
- benefit administration,
Publication DateApril, 2012
Citation InformationJurgen De Wispelaere and Lindsay Stirton. "A Disarmingly Simple Idea? Practical Bottlenecks in Implementing a Universal Basic Income" International Social Security Review Vol. 65 Iss. 2 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dewispelaere/34/