Finland’s basic-income experiment stays right on course

There’s no telling what the future will bring, but Finland’s two-year basic-income experiment continues until December 31, 2018, just as planned.

An animated video produced by the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (often called by its Finnish abbreviation, Kela) tells you all kinds of interesting stuff about how the country is conducting a basic-income experiment.

Starting on January 1, 2017 and lasting until December 31, 2018, the trial yields results that will be assessed in 2019, after the planned end of the experiment. While it may not continue, the basic-income experiment contributes knowledge and a set of data that will inform future conversations on the topic – and future experiments or other follow-up steps.

The rationale of the basic income experiment
Video: Social Insurance Institution of Finland

By ThisisFINLAND staff, April 2018