Finland tests basic income experiment

The basic universal income may replace the current complex system of social benefits in Finland if greenlighted by the country’s state social security insurance agency Kela. Finland is the first “laboratory country” to carry out the experiment at the national level, saying that the new system may relieve the administrative burden on both people and authorities and give its recipients more time to look for a new job. The Finnish government will investigate whether the system better motivates people to find a job compared to the current system. The basic income experiment aims primarily at boosting employment, the country’s Ministry of Social Affairs said. - -



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