At 100, Finland projects itself to the world as a dynamic innovator

The Finnish basic income experiment continues to attract interest around the world. Similar trials are being planned and implemented also in other countries. The Finnish experiment is exceptional, not least because it moved from plan to implementation in record time.

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Basic income experiment at halfway point

Analysis of effects will begin after the experiment concludes at the end of 2018.

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The OECD and the problems of basic income

According to the OECD, basic income (BI) is not an effective tool for reducing poverty. However, the outcome would depend on the model chosen for implementing a BI system, as well as the changes made in other parts of social protection.   The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published in May a Policy […]

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Public attention directed at the individuals participating in the basic income experiment may undermine the reliability of results

The Finnish basic income experiment and the persons selected to participate in it have attracted considerable public interest. While such interest is understandable, the participants should not be approached any more than they would otherwise be in order not to distort the results of the experiment. From a research standpoint, it is clear that any […]

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Final report for the Finnish basic income experiment recommends that the experiment be expanded

 The research team hopes that Finland will over the coming years try out  different types of basic income arrangements.   The research team that worked on the Finnish basic income experiment submitted its final report to the Government on 16 December 2016. The first stage of the Finnish basic income experiment will be launched at […]

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