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Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee

Basic Income in Japan

Prospects for a Radical Idea in a Transforming Welfare State

Editors: Vanderborght, Y., Yamamori, T. (Eds.)

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Basic Income in Japan is the first collective volume in English entirely devoted to the discussion of Japan's potential for a basic income program in the context of the country's changing welfare state. Vanderborght and Yamamori bring together over a dozen contributors to provide a general overview of the scholarly debate on universal and unconditional basic income, including a foreword by Ronald Dore. Drawing on empirical data on poverty and inequality as well as normative arguments, this balanced approach to a radical idea is essential reading for the study of contemporary Japan.

About the authors

Aya K. Abe, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Japan Ronald Dore, London School of Economics, UK Sakura Furukubo, Osaka City University, Japan Hiroya Hirano, Mejiro University, Japan Fumio Iida, Kobe University, Japan Yoshio Itaba , Doshisha University, Japan Kaori Katada, Hosei University, Japan Hayato Kobayashi, Nihon Fukushi University, Japan Shinji Murakami, Health Care Science Institute, Japan Julia Obinger, University of Zurich, Switzerland Yuki Sekine, Kobe University, Japan Takashi Suganuma, Rikkyo University, Japan Toshiaki Tachibanaki, Doshisha University, Japan Rie Takamatsu, Osaka University, Japan Yannick Vanderborght, Université Saint-Louis Brussels, Belgium Toru Yamamori, Doshisha University, Japan Junko Yamashita, University of Bristol, UK

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: Income Security and the “Right to Subsistence” in Japan

    Pages 1-11

    Yamamori, Toru (et al.)

  • A Comparative Look at the Feasibility of Basic Income in the Japanese Welfare State

    Pages 15-34

    Vanderborght, Yannick (et al.)

  • Transforming Japan’s Bismarckian Welfare State: Basic Income versus Inclusive Social Insurance

    Pages 35-48

    Suganuma, Takashi

  • Is There a Future for a Universal Cash Benefit in Japan? The Case of Kodomo Teate (Child Benefit)

    Pages 49-67

    Abe, Aya K.

  • The 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Basic Income

    Pages 69-81

    Yamamori, Toru

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Basic Income in Japan
Book Subtitle
Prospects for a Radical Idea in a Transforming Welfare State
Editors
  • Y. Vanderborght
  • T. Yamamori
Series Title
Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Yannick Vanderborght and Toru Yamamori
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34808-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137348081
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-35657-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47052-5
Series ISSN
2662-3803
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 275
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations
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