Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) of the Current System of Income and Social Supports in British Columbia

50 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2021

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Gillian Petit

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

Lindsay M. Tedds

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

Date Written: December 1, 2020

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Petit, Gillian and Tedds, Lindsay M., Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) of the Current System of Income and Social Supports in British Columbia (December 1, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3781918 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3781918

Gillian Petit (Contact Author)

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

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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