Universal basic income: a policy at the heart of community and social equity?

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Universal basic income: a policy at the heart of community and social equity?

Time: December 18, 2017 from 4pm to 6pm
Location: Belmont Hotel, Leicester
Event Type: interactive, workshop
Organized By: Glenn Williams
Latest Activity: Dec 12, 2017

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Jointly hosted by the BPS Community Psychology Section and the BPS East Midlands Branch we have...
A workshop facilitated by:
Dr Sally Zlotowitz, Psychologists for Social Change and Professor Rebecca Lawthom, Manchester Metropolitan University
Information on how to book is here:
We are restricted to 50 places on a 'first come, first served' basis so book early to avoid disappointment!
Summary of this Workshop
Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a policy that is gaining traction worldwide, and experiments in implementation are beginning. The idea behind it is that every citizen receives an unconditional basic income in perpetuity, doing away with means tested social welfare where it exists, and introducing social security where it does not. Arguments for UBI are many and complex, but touch on an imagined future where work, social equity and community participation are different.
So, if you want to consider how a universal basic income might fit with the future of work, improve social equity and strengthen communities, come along this exciting participative session.
For an initial psychological assessment of UBI see: http://www.psychchange.org/uploads/9/7/9/7/97971280/ubi_for_web_updated.pdf

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