Title: An unconditional basic income and labor supply: results from a pilot study of lottery winners
Authors: Marx, Axel ×
Peeters, Hans #
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier Advanced Technology Publications
Series Title: The Journal of Socio-Economics vol:37 issue:4 pages:1636 -1659
Abstract: Proponents of an unconditional basic income see its introduction as the most desirable way to redesign existing labor markets, arguing that its effects on labor supply might engender full employment. Opponents, on the other hand, argue that an unconditional basic income would result in an economic crisis due to a severe reduction in labor supply. So far no empirical data were available to assess these claims. This article proposes an empirical research strategy, i.e. surveying specific types of lottery winners, to investigate the empirical consequences of introducing an unconditional basic income. The results of a pilot survey are presented.
ISSN: 1053-5357
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Sociological Research
Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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