The Contributive Obligation

Stuart White

in The Civic Minimum

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780198295051
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600319 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Political Theory

 The Contributive Obligation

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This chapter addresses the question of what citizens must do to fulfil their contributive obligation as a matter of fair reciprocity. This obligation should be understood in terms of the citizen’s duty to meet a basic work expectation: a minimum number of hours and years of paid employment, adjusted for specific care work responsibilities. The supply of capital is also a form of productive contribution, and will require adjustment of the citizen’s work expectation.

Keywords: fair reciprocity; contributive obligation; citizens; work; contribution

Chapter.  13311 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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