An unconditional basic income: Northern pilot in Finland

An unconditional basic income: Northern pilot in Finland

A two-year trial among Finland’s unemployed aims to see how getting a basic income, rather than jobless benefits, affects incentives in the labour market.

Participants get €560 ($624) a month unconditionally, and can earn more without losing any of it. They will then be followed for ten years to study long-term effects. International interest is intense: television crews from South Korea to Sweden are queuing up to interview participants as Finland tests an unconditional basic income < read more

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