A basic income increases, according to a study, the well-being of the recipients, however, does not lead to more employment. This is the preliminary result, researchers in Finland. Final conclusions from the Experiment could however not be drawn, since not all the data have been evaluated. In Germany, too, has been discussed for a Long time on models such as an unconditional basic income, the fronts extend partly across the parties.

two years of 2,000 randomly selected unemployed had been paid 560 euros per month, which is roughly equivalent to the monthly unemployment benefit in Finland. The test subject between the ages of 25 and 58 years of age have not had to pay tax on the money and were without deductions and obligations-wage part-time jobs earn. 31. December 2018, ended the Experiment.

In the course of the study, the Participants were asked how they rate their health and how much Stress you feel. The self-information of the 2,000 recipients of the basic income are different from those of a control group, which consisted of regular unemployment benefit recipients, with 56 percent of the subjects felt from the test group their health status as “good” or “very good”, compared to 46 percent in the control group. 17 per cent of the basic income recipient gave it a “high” or “very high” degree of perceived Stress, in the control group there were 25.

The senior researcher Minna Ylikännö insurance Institute Kela says from the Finnish, the subjects of the basic income would also be “a stronger confidence in their future, and their own social participation”.

On the labour market, there have been, however, no significant differences. The recipients of basic income worked in the first year of the experiment, on average, about the same number of days as the people from the control group, said research coordinator Ohto Kanninen from the research centre for employment. They found neither better nor worse work. The revenue from own work were in the test group is almost equal, on average 21 euros lower than in the control group. Unemployment in Finland currently stands at more than seven per cent.

Behind the Experiment, the government of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä. The Institute Kela was responsible for the implementation. The attempt has cost the Finnish government in the year, around ten million euros. The aim had been to clarify how social services could be changed to better match today’s working life.

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