Studying the basic income experiment

Studying the impact of the experiment

An evaluation study is conducted about the basic income experiment.

The main goal of the analysis is to help understand how receiving a basic income affects the income and employment status of the participants. The impact of the basic income on the participants’ general well-being will also be investigated. The experimental group of 2,000 persons is compared against a control group comprised of individuals who were not selected for the experimental group.

Results on the first year of the experiment will become available in spring 2019, followed a year later by a report which will cover the entire time span of the experiment.

The analysis will include both a register-based study and a phone survey among members of the experimental group and the control group.

Organised by the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela), the project will also involve VATT Institute for Economic Research and other implementation partners.

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