basic income

Temporary Basic Income (TBI)

Submitted by mmarquez on Tue, 08/11/2020 - 10:03

UNDP (23.07.2020) This paper provides estimates for a Temporary Basic Income (TBI), a minimum guaranteed income above the poverty line, for vulnerable people in 132 developing countries. A TBI amounts to between 0.27 and 0.63 per cent of their combined GDPs, depending on the policy choice: i. top-ups on existing average incomes in each country up to a vulnerability threshold; ii. lump-sum transfers that are sensitive to cross-country differences in the median standard of living; or, iii. lump-sum transfers that are uniform regardless of the country where people live.

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Africa
Asia
Americas
Europe
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Social assistance
Social Policies & Programmes
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Opinion - An EU minimum income framework is an urgent safety net after Covid-19

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 06/05/2020 - 16:09

EURACTIV.com (04.06.2020) The upcoming German EU presidency intends to take up an initiative for an EU framework for minimum income systems. Shannon Pfohman looks at what this should look like.

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european union
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Social Protection Floor
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La retraite des autoentrepreneurs pourrait coûter des milliards d'euros à l'Etat

Submitted by gfilhon on Thu, 01/23/2020 - 10:47

C'est un arrêt à haut risque pour les finances de l'Etat. La Cour de Cassation doit se prononcer sur la minoration systématique des pensions de retraites par la caisse de retraites des autoentrepreneurs, la CIPAV. L'Etat a laissé faire et pourrait se voir demander de rembourser une note salée.

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france
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Old age Pensions
Employment
Extension of coverage
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The new Spanish minimum wage

Submitted by dfabbri on Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:14

Social Europe (16.07.2019) The Socialist-led Spanish government which emerged last summer approved by the end of 2018 a hike in the statutory minimum wage. This was agreed with the left-wing Podemos party, as part of an attempt to secure the parliamentary support needed for the passing of the proposed 2019 budget—although failure to do so issued in the April election.

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spain
Global challenges

Azerbaijan raises minimum wage by $41, and minimum pension by $23

Submitted by dfabbri on Mon, 06/24/2019 - 09:18

jam-news.net (20.06.2019)  The minimum wage in Azerbaijan will increase from 180 to 250 manat [from $106 to $148]. Starting October 1, the size of the minimum pension will also increase, from 160 to 200 manat [from $95 to $118]

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azerbaijan
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Pensions
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L’Italie lance un revenu de citoyenneté pour les plus démunis

Submitted by dfabbri on Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:18

EurActiv (07.03.2019) Les Italiens peuvent demander depuis le 6 mars le revenu de citoyenneté, mesure phare du Mouvement 5 étoile pour les chômeurs et contre l’exclusion sociale

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italy
Global challenges
Topics
Social assistance
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Finlande: Moins anxieux grâce au revenu de base

Submitted by dfabbri on Mon, 03/04/2019 - 10:28

Alternatives Economiques (01.03.2019) Les premiers résultats d’une expérimentation montre que le revenu de base accroît le bien-être des allocataires, même s’ils ne retrouvent pas plus souvent un travail

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finland
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Social assistance
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EU’s civil society consultative body votes in favour of EU-supported decent minimum income for all EU citizens in need

Submitted by dfabbri on Mon, 02/25/2019 - 14:46

Europa (25.02.2019) On 20 February, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted the opinion "For a European Framework directive on a Minimum Income" in which it asked the European Commission to introduce a binding EU framework establishing an adequate minimum income across Europe, tailored to the standard of living in each Member State.

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european union
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Social assistance
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Finnish finance minister: ‘Case closed’ for universal basic income

Submitted by dfabbri on Tue, 02/12/2019 - 10:10

EurActiv (12.02.2019) Finland is the first country to complete a nation-wide experiment on universal basic income. With the first results in, Finnish finance minister Petteri Orpo told EURACTIV.com that the largest parties in his country don’t support the idea anymore

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finland
Global challenges
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