Friday, 8 February 2019

Finland's Universal Basic Income Had a Surprise Effect on People's Beliefs

Finland's Universal Basic Income Had a Surprise Effect on People's Beliefs

inland has completed a major trial into the effects of a basic income, and the preliminary results are positive. Recipients felt happier, less stressed, trusted politicians more, and even felt more comfortable on the same levels of income as people that did not receive a basic income. “The findings are broadly positive, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions,” Luke Martinelli, a research associate from the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath, tells Inverse.

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