2,000 selected for compulsory basic income trial – names to be revealed in late December

2,000 selected for compulsory basic income trial - names to be revealed in late December

Image: Ismo Pekkarinen / AOP The Social Insurance Institution of Finland, better known as Kela, has randomly chosen 2,000 unemployed persons as a random sample to participate in a basic income trial. The selected candidates will be informed on December 28, and participation in the pilot is compulsory.

Once the trial begins, recipients of the basic income will have to give up their basic unemployment allowance or labour market subsidy, but the basic income will not affect other benefits.

Officials are hoping that participants in the trial will be motivated to find temporary or part-time work. However they will also be […]

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