In terms of gender equality and democratized citizenship, a basic income may be preferable to a capital grant.

"A basic income is a crucial part of any strategy for democratic social change because, unlike a capital grant, it could help break the long-standing link between income and employment and end the mutual reinforcement of the institutions of marriage, employment, and citizenship...A basic income—set at the appropriate level—is preferable to a stake because it helps create the circumstances for democracy and individual self-government.