tussen droom en werkelijkheid

Translated title of the contribution: Universal basic income: between dream and reality

Marc De Vos, Simon Ghiotto

Research output: Book/ReportBook


The ‘basic income’ is in the spotlight: as an answer to technology that destroys jobs, as a method for creating more opportunities and less poverty, or as an alternative to the welfare state. This book offers a down-to-earth and critical analysis of what has become a real fashion phenomenon in the meantime. It contests both the desirability and the feasibility of a basic income.

The authors argue that a basic income does not offer an adequate answer to the economic or social challenges of our time. They identify a head-on collision between the basic income and the social contract on which our social security and economic model are based. They see the basic income as an instrument that threatens our opportunities policy and our welfare, rather than supporting it.
Original languageDutch
Number of pages104
ISBN (Print)9789073626614
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Also published in French as 'L'allocation universelle: entre rêve et réalité'.

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