Empirical Research on an Unconditional Basic Income in Europe

  • Lei Delsen

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

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The unconditional basic income (UBI) has attracted renewed attention in academia, as well as in public discussions in recent years, and much has been written on the possible consequences of a UBI. However, this is the first book focusing on the UBI in Europe that offers empirical research findings. It includes a survey on preferences for a UBI in the EU; an assessment of the political feasibility of a UBI in the EU; field studies in the Netherlands and Scotland; and the findings of laboratory experiments. Presenting contributions from Dutch and international researchers, this book provides scientific answers to the question of whether a UBI is desirable and feasible in Europe.


Unconditional basic income Welfare state reform Welfare economics Social policy Preferences Laboratory experiments Field experiments Europe

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  • Lei Delsen
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsRadboud UniversityNijmegenThe Netherlands

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