This is the first research publication presenting the effects of the basic income experiment in Finland (2017 - 2018). It includes a preliminary register-based statistical analysis of the employment effects of the experiment for 2017. An analysis based on survey data examines the impact of the experiment on the wellbeing of the basic income recipients
The results are preliminary insofar as the data at this stage only cover the first year of the experiment - 2017. The second report from this project is scheduled for publication in 2020.
1. Basic income recipients were no better or worse at finding employment than those in the control group during the first year of the experiment, and in this respect, there are no statistically significant differences between the groups.
2. According to the analysis of the survey data, the wellbeing of the basic income recipients was clearly better than that of the control group. Those in the test group experienced significantly fewer problems related to health, stress and ability to concentrate than those in the control group.