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happier but jobless..

6 comments, 210 views, posted 9:02 pm 08/02/2019 in News by REALITY
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A tormented man.

Finland basic income trial left people 'happier but jobless'

Giving jobless people in Finland a basic income for two years did not lead them to find work, researchers said.

From January 2017 until December 2018, 2,000 unemployed Finns got a monthly flat payment of €560 (£490; $685).

The aim was to see if a guaranteed safety net would help people find jobs, and support them if they had to take insecure gig economy work.

While employment levels did not improve, participants said they felt happier and less stressed.

When it launched the pilot scheme back in 2017, Finland became the first European country to test out the idea of an unconditional basic income. It was run by the Social Insurance Institution (Kela), a Finnish government agency, and involved 2,000 randomly-selected people on unemployment benefits.

It immediately attracted international interest - but these results have now raised questions about the effectiveness of such schemes.


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9:45 pm 08/02/2019

z0phi3l

Wow, what a surprise, never would have thought this would be the outcome

/S

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10:05 pm 08/02/2019

baldrick

Quote by z0phi3l:
Wow, what a surprise, never would have thought this would be the outcome
/S


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10:31 pm 08/02/2019

REALITY

Quote:
Mr Simanainen says that he doesn't like to think of the trial as having "failed".

I love the optimism. Dude it fucking failed.

3
11:11 pm 08/02/2019

Flee

Failed? Didn't need to spend a dime to know that free money will make people happy. If there is a word that means something beyond failure this is the time for it.

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11:19 pm 08/02/2019

REALITY

Yup, I'd have quite happily taken the 20 million euro and told them the result the second the money had transferred.

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12:20 am 09/02/2019

Flee

Serious note, this kind of helps prove the stereotypical right wing statement that jobless people are just lazy people.

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