Covering All the Basics: Reforms for a More Just Society

538 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2021

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David A. Green

University of British Columbia (UBC)

Jonathan Rhys Kesselman

Simon Fraser University School of Public Policy

Lindsay M. Tedds

University of Calgary - The School of Public Policy; University of Calgary - Department of Economics

Date Written: January 28, 2021

Abstract

On July 3, 2018, the Government of British Columbia announced the creation of an expert committee to “test the feasibility of a basic income in BC and help find ways to make life better for British Columbians.” This is the report of that committee, the Expert Panel on Basic Income. Through this report, we endeavour to present comprehensive, consistent, and evidence-based advice to the B.C. government in response to the tasks set out in the terms of reference. We do this in six parts, which: introduce our task and provide a summary of the report; present a justice-based framework within which we can analyze the alternatives; provide background information used throughout the report ; describe and analyze potential basic income programs; present our vision for the future and a set of recommendations that will move B.C. on the path toward that vision.

Keywords: Basic income; basic services; targetted programs; poverty reduction; theory of justice; income assistance

JEL Classification: H23; H4; I32; I38; I39; I38; J88

Suggested Citation

Green, David A. and Kesselman, Jonathan Rhys and Tedds, Lindsay M., Covering All the Basics: Reforms for a More Just Society (January 28, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3781825 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3781825

David A. Green (Contact Author)

University of British Columbia (UBC) ( email )

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Vancouver, British Columbia BC V6T 1Z4
Canada

Jonathan Rhys Kesselman

Simon Fraser University School of Public Policy ( email )

515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K3
Canada
778-782-5035 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.sfu.ca/mpp/about/faculty_and_associates/jon_kesselman/

Lindsay M. Tedds

University of Calgary - The School of Public Policy ( email )

Calgary, Alberta
Canada

University of Calgary - Department of Economics ( email )

University Drive
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Canada

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