Framing Basic Income: Comparing Media Framing of Basic Income in Canada, Finland, and Spain

  • Johanna Perkiö
  • Leire Rincon
  • Jenna van Draanen
Part of the Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee book series (BIG)


Perkiö, Rincon and van Draanen contribute to the discussion of how Basic Income is communicated in public and political debates by seeking to understand how Basic Income is ‘framed’ in three national contexts where the issue has been widely debated. Drawing on an analysis of mainstream media discussion on Basic Income in Canada, Finland, and Spain, the chapter presents findings concerning the differences in the framing of Basic Income in the media on the one hand and in academic texts on the other. The chapter finds both similarities and striking differences in the media framing of Basic Income between the three countries.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johanna Perkiö
    • 1
  • Leire Rincon
    • 2
  • Jenna van Draanen
    • 3
  1. 1.Tampere UniversityTampereFinland
  2. 2.University of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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