Study: Basic income would not reduce people’s willingness to work

Study: Basic income would not reduce people's willingness to work

Fenna Poletiek and Erik de Kwaadsteniet. Credit: Leiden University A basic income would not necessarily mean that people would work less. This is the conclusion of a series of behavioral experiments by cognitive psychologist Fenna Poletiek, social psychologist Erik de Kwaadsteniet and cognitive psychologist Bastiaan Vuyk. They also found indications that people with a basic income are more likely to find a job that suits them better.

The psychologists received a grant from the FNV union to research the behavioral effects of a basic income. They simulated the reward structure of different forms of social security in an experiment. "We […]

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