Reforming social security - What can we learn from basic income experiments?

Aika: 17.12.2021 klo 10–12 ja 13–15.30
Paikka: Auditorio, Kelan päätoimitalotalo, Helsinki ja online verkkoseminaari
Venue: Auditorium, Kela main office building, Helsinki or online seminar

Sosiaaliturvaa uudistetaan parhaillaan vastaamaan paremmin tulevaisuuden haasteisiin. Perustuloa kokeilemalla ja tutkimalla on etsitty ratkaisuja nykyisen sosiaaliturvajärjestelmän ongelmakohtiin. Tutkimusseminaarissa perehdymme kansainvälisten ja kotimaisten tutkijoiden johdolla perustulokokeilujen oppeihin, erityisesti Suomesta ja Hollannista. Keskustelua alustavat myös ajankohtaiset kommenttipuheenvuorot. Seminaari on englanninkielinen.

The social security system is currently being reformed to better meet future challenges. Experimenting with and researching into universal basic income is one way to look for solutions to problems of the current social security system. In this research seminar, we ask what we can learn from the basic income experiments. Especially, research from Finland and the Netherlands is presented accompanied by relevant commentary.

Ohjelma / Programme

10.00 Opening words
Outi Antila, Kela

Growth regimes, statecraft and incremental change: the ‘puzzling success’ of
UK pensions reform
Nick Pierce, University of Bath

Policy, “mirror” or metaphor: the political economy of basic income in advanced
welfare states
Joe Crisp, University of Bath

UBI and the ongoing parliamentary work for reforming Finnish social security system
Pasi Moisio, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL

Commentary
Minna Ylikännö, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Q & A

12.00 Break

13.00 Simplification for Whom?
Luiz Alonso de Andrade, University of Agder

Which guaranteed minimum income regime works best for participation
and implementation?
Ruud Muffels, Tilburg University

Q & A

14.00 Benefit take-up in the Finnish Basic Income Experiment
Miska Simanainen, Kela

Life on basic income - No strings attached?
Helena Blomberg, University of Helsinki

Q & A

15.00 Conclusion
Olli Kangas, University of Turku

15.30 Seminar ends