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The Civic MinimumOn the Rights and Obligations of Economic Citizenship$
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Stuart White

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198295051

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198295057.001.0001

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The Contributive Obligation

The Contributive Obligation

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(p.97) Chapter 5 The Contributive Obligation
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The Civic Minimum
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DOI:10.1093/0198295057.003.0005

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

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