Guaranteed minimum income and universal basic income programs:Implications for Adult education

Rodríguez-Fernández, Juan Ramón and Themelis, Spyros ORCID: (2021) Guaranteed minimum income and universal basic income programs:Implications for Adult education. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 61 (1). pp. 63-85. ISSN 1443-1394

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Guaranteed Minimum Income (GMI) is currently the principal mechanism for fighting poverty and achieving social inclusion among a plethora of social policies in the European Union (EU). In GMI, education and vocational training hold a major role in fighting social exclusion and promoting social cohesion. The first part of the paper discusses the characteristics and limitations of the GMI scheme. The second part of the paper discusses an alternative model for income support, intended to achieve a fairer and more cohesive society, the Universal Basic Income (UBI). We close by highlighting the potential that UBI schemes have on reconfiguring education, with an emphasis on adult education. On its own, UBI cannot challenge the neoliberal hegemony. However, UBI can become a means for shifting attention to alternative conceptualisations of social inclusion based on the creation of an adult education for critical and participatory citizenship.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adult education,universal basic income,poverty,guaranteed minimum income,social policy,social inclusion,vocational training,sdg 10 - reduced inequalities ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/reduced_inequalities
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2021 00:51
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 02:50

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