Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) of the Current System of Income and Social Supports in British Columbia
50 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2021
Date Written: December 1, 2020
This paper is one of three papers focused on bringing a GBA+ lens to the work of the Expert Panel on Basic Income. In Cameron and Tedds (2020b), background is provided on gender and intersectional analysis and an enhanced GBA+ framework is developed based on the Status of Women Canada’s GBA+ tool. In Cameron and Tedds (2020a), a GBA+ analysis is applied to two policy reforms—basic income and basic services—to consider their potential in the context of B.C.’s poverty reduction strategy. In this paper, we apply the enhanced GBA+ analysis to the current system of income and social supports in B.C. along with the suite of proposed reforms recommended in Petit and Tedds (2020d, 2020e) using BI principles. Both of these—BI principles and GBA+/intersectionality—have transformative potential. Applying a GBA+ lens along with BI principles illuminates ways we can address structural barriers such as institutional and systemic discrimination, reducing the risk of poverty among diverse groups and promoting long-term transformative change.
Keywords: : GBA+, insectionality, Basic Income, basic services, income assistance, social assistance, poverty reduction, structural barriers, systems reforms, public policy
JEL Classification: H19; H29; H39; H49; H89; I32; I38; I39; j15; J16; J18; J19
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