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Saturday, 09 February 2019 - 7:27
Finland basic income trial left people 'happier but jobless'
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Researchers say that giving jobless people in Finland a basic income for two years did not lead them to find work.

From January 2017 until December 2018, 2,000 unemployed Finns got a monthly flat payment of 634 dollars.

The aim was to see if a guaranteed safety net would help people find jobs, and support them if they had to take insecure gig economy work.

While employment levels did not improve, participants said they felt happier and less stressed.
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