IRELAND AND A UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME
Monday December 10th, 2018 1:30pm-5:00pm
Quinn School of Business, University College Dublin
National and international experiences of inequality have come into greater focus in recent years. Driven by new data and new research insights, increased attention is being given to ways in which the causes and outcomes of these inequalities can be addressed.
Central to many of these discussions has been a proposal for societies to provide a stable and recurring income floor via a Universal Basic Income. In Ireland, these debates highlight a long-standing interest in a Basic Income as an alternative to much of the current, and complex, redistributive system.
This half-day conference provides an opportunity to explore this proposal and investigate the context, attitudes, options and challenges around the adoption of a Basic Income in Ireland. The conference also marks the tenth anniversary of the 12th BIEN International Congress on Basic Income which was held at UCD during 2008.
The conference is free to attend; however, places are limited, and prior-registration is required.
For further details contact Dr Micheál Collins, UCD (email@example.com)
The conference is being held in conjunction with the UCD Geary Institute of Public Policy, Social Justice Ireland and Basic Income Ireland