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Volume 52, March/April 2017, Number 2 | pp. 87-91

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Basic Income in the Finnish Context

Olli Kangas, Miska Simanainen, Pertti Honkanen

he basic income experiment is one of the key projects in the governmental programme of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s centre-right government. The experiment is being carried out in 2017-2018 and will be followed by an assessment of its results in 2019. The government considers basic income to be a possible policy measure to reform the Finnish social security system in order to better adjust to changes in working life, to make social security more participatory, to diminish disincentives to working, to reduce bureaucracy and to simplify the overly complex tax-benefit system.

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