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Malcolm Torry

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447311249

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447311249.001.0001

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Criteria for a Benefits System: The Family, Then, Now, and in the Future

Criteria for a Benefits System: The Family, Then, Now, and in the Future

(p.99) Chapter 7 Criteria for a Benefits System: The Family, Then, Now, and in the Future
Money for everyone

Malcolm Torry

Policy Press

This chapter evaluates a Citizen's Income and means-tested benefits against the third criterion for a good tax and benefits structure: The tax and benefits structure should reflect today's family and household patterns, and should remain serviceable as household and family patterns continue to change Families and households are experiencing rapid change. Means-tested benefits impose disincentives on family and household formation, and involve intrusive enquiries into relationships. Universal benefits, on the other hand, promote permanent relationships and make bureaucratic intrusion unnecessary. The role of women continues to change, and, from both the ‘male breadwinner’ and ‘adult worker’ perspectives, a Citizen's Income would enhance the choices available to women

Keywords:   Families, Households, Rapid change, Intrusive enquiries, Disincentives, Women, Choices, Male breadwinner, Adult worker

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