Reasons for Launching a Basic Income Experiment

Basic Income Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 1-7, 2006

7 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2012

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Loek F. M. Groot

Utrecht University - School of Economics

Date Written: December 6, 2006

Abstract

Even if policy makers or the public are not at all interested in a BI and prefer a move to more workfare-oriented social security, it would still be advisable to conduct a BI experiment that would provide the benchmark or baseline against which the results of all workfare-oriented experiments can be evaluated. Why? The net impact of special workfare-programs compared to existing schemes depends on the normal treatment (applying for jobs, following job counseling courses, etc.) of social security recipients.

Keywords: basic income, workfare, negative income tax, field experiment

JEL Classification: H24, J3, J65, J68

Suggested Citation

Groot, Loek F. M., Reasons for Launching a Basic Income Experiment (December 6, 2006). Basic Income Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 1-7, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2185877

Loek F. M. Groot (Contact Author)

Utrecht University - School of Economics ( email )

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Utrecht, 3584 EC
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