Basic Income, Disability Pensions and the Australian Political Economy

Envisioning Egalitarian Transformation, Funding and Sustainability

  • Jennifer┬áMays

Part of the Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee book series (BIG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Political Economy, Basic Income and Disability Conceptions

  3. Policy Synergy

  4. Policy Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 223-230

About this book


Global developments in basic income have reinvigorated political debates on the necessity of progressing to universal basic income implementation. Basic income is a powerful strategy for addressing poverty gaps and growing inequality. This book provides new insights and strategies from an Australian political economy perspective to respond to implementation challenges and distributive justice. The book positions the disability dimension and disability pensions in relation to basic income to explore strategies for strengthening universal provisions. It illustrates the need for socially just conditions and adequate financing to underpin redistribution as a way of safeguarding the sustainability of basic income.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jennifer┬áMays
    • 1
  1. 1.Kelvin Grove CampusQueensland University of TechnologyKelvin GroveAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-32348-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-32349-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-3803
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-3811
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