Is BIG big enough? Basic income grant in Namibia. An anthropological inquiry.

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Show simple item record Klocke-Daffa, Sabine de_DE 2012-04-20 de_DE 2014-03-18T09:55:18Z 2012-04-20 de_DE 2014-03-18T09:55:18Z 2012 de_DE
dc.identifier.other 364007192 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri de_DE
dc.description.abstract Namibia's initiative of a basic income grant (BIG) as an unconditionally granted monthly allowance to every citizen of the country - independent of age, gender, ethnic affiliation or private possessions - has attracted worldwide attention. A pilot project was initiated in 2008 in the village of Otjivero east of Namibias capital Windhoek which has shown the positive effects of BIG as a means of poverty reduction and economic development. However, there are heated discussions about the future of BIG within and outside the country. This research focuses on the cultural factors in the process. It argues that the appropriation and handling of a basic income grant is strongly influenced by different concepts of what "a good life" is. The results of the anthropological research show that among the Damara population of Otjivero a large part of BIG is invested into the highly valued social exchange system, thus being sustainable in a very culture specific way. de_DE
dc.language.iso de de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
dc.rights.uri de_DE
dc.rights.uri en
dc.subject.classification Namibia , Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia , Garantiertes Mindesteinkommen , Ethnologie , Damaraland de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 390 de_DE
dc.subject.other Basiseinkommen , Otjivero de_DE
dc.subject.other Basic income grant (BIG) en
dc.title Is BIG big enough? Basic income grant in Namibia. An anthropological inquiry. en
dc.type WorkingPaper de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Ethnologie de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
dcterms.DCMIType Text de_DE
utue.publikation.typ workingPaper de_DE 6160 de_DE


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