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From idea to experiment.
Report on universal basic income experiment
in Finland
Working papers 106, 2016
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From idea to experiment
• The working paper summarises the preliminary report on the
universal basic income (BI) experimen...
Recommendations of the working group
• Partial basic income as a basis
• Different levels of partial basic income (e.g. 55...
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From idea to experiment. Report on universal basic income experiment in Finland

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From idea to experiment. Report on universal basic income experiment in Finland. Working papers 106, Kela. Availabe at: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/167728

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From idea to experiment. Report on universal basic income experiment in Finland

  1. 1. From idea to experiment. Report on universal basic income experiment in Finland Working papers 106, 2016 1
  2. 2. From idea to experiment • The working paper summarises the preliminary report on the universal basic income (BI) experiment planned in Finland. • The purpose of the preliminary report was to propose and analyse models and designs for the experiment. • According to plans, the first phase of the experiment will be carried out in 2017–2018. • Contents • the concept and content of BI • BI in other countries • debates surrounding BI • the popular support for BI in Finland • evaluations on different BI models • Implementing a seemingly very simple social policy device into complex institutional settings is a very demanding task. 2
  3. 3. Recommendations of the working group • Partial basic income as a basis • Different levels of partial basic income (e.g. 550-750 euros per month) should be tested in the experiment. • Both nationwide and regional sampling • Target group: low-income earners aged between 25 and 63 • As can be seen in the bill on BI legislation (25th August 2016) much of our recommendations could not be met. • Read the working paper 3

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