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Medborgarlön en förutsättning för att tillgodose mänskliga rättigheter: en uppsats om fattigdomens ökning i Sverige

Östlund, Viktor LU (2012) MRSG20 20112
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
Basic Income Guarantee is a political and economical proposal that would replace the current social security systems with one handing out a monthly income to everyone, without them having to prove anything in return. Since the seventies the need to find a more equal system than today's has grown, especially in Sweden, a country that has seen a strongly increasing economic efficiency while poverty boosted. The inequalities, the essay show, are unfair and Sweden, according to the UDHR, has a responsibility to take the proposal seriously. Empirical studies shows that the main concern, fear of loosing economic efficiency from the taxes needed for transferring money to the poor, is not scientifically grounded but in fact that such a trade-off... (More)
Basic Income Guarantee is a political and economical proposal that would replace the current social security systems with one handing out a monthly income to everyone, without them having to prove anything in return. Since the seventies the need to find a more equal system than today's has grown, especially in Sweden, a country that has seen a strongly increasing economic efficiency while poverty boosted. The inequalities, the essay show, are unfair and Sweden, according to the UDHR, has a responsibility to take the proposal seriously. Empirical studies shows that the main concern, fear of loosing economic efficiency from the taxes needed for transferring money to the poor, is not scientifically grounded but in fact that such a trade-off either doesn't exist or in the long-run is compensated by positive effects. Such effects might be children growing up to be more efficient and higher equality. Finally theories why it hasn't been taken serious is suggested. For example that a growing rich class has outgrown the poor which isn't able any more to put up a fight and a general unwillingness from the political power to beat poverty. (Less)
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author
Östlund, Viktor LU
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organization
course
MRSG20 20112
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type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
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keywords
medborgarlön, basic income guarantee, fattigdom, poverty, Sweden, politik, mänskliga rättigheter, human rights, economic efficiency, ekonomisk effektivitet
language
Swedish
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2277434
date added to LUP
2012-03-06 11:38:37
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2014-09-04 08:27:53
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  abstract     = {Basic Income Guarantee is a political and economical proposal that would replace the current social security systems with one handing out a monthly income to everyone, without them having to prove anything in return. Since the seventies the need to find a more equal system than today's has grown, especially in Sweden, a country that has seen a strongly increasing economic efficiency while poverty boosted. The inequalities, the essay show, are unfair and Sweden, according to the UDHR, has a responsibility to take the proposal seriously. Empirical studies shows that the main concern, fear of loosing economic efficiency from the taxes needed for transferring money to the poor, is not scientifically grounded but in fact that such a trade-off either doesn't exist or in the long-run is compensated by positive effects. Such effects might be children growing up to be more efficient and higher equality. Finally theories why it hasn't been taken serious is suggested. For example that a growing rich class has outgrown the poor which isn't able any more to put up a fight and a general unwillingness from the political power to beat poverty.},
  author       = {Östlund, Viktor},
  keyword      = {medborgarlön,basic income guarantee,fattigdom,poverty,Sweden,politik,mänskliga rättigheter,human rights,economic efficiency,ekonomisk effektivitet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Medborgarlön en förutsättning för att tillgodose mänskliga rättigheter: en uppsats om fattigdomens ökning i Sverige},
  year         = {2012},
}