Universal Basic Income

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Type economic

An unconditional basic income is given to citizens of a country because they are citizens, not conditional upon other qualifications. Some people have suggested that a universal basic income would be a good way to eliminate poverty.

Public opinion

A majority of the public in several countries support the introduction of an unconditional basic income, including France.[1]

Pilot projects

Basic income pilots have been conducted in United States and Canada in the 1960s and 1970s, Namibia (from 2008) and India (from 2011).

Switzerland will hold a referendum on the topic in 2016, and Finland will consider it in 2017.[2]

Iran

Iran was the first country to introduce a national basic income. Since Autumn 2010 it has paid an income to all citizens and replace the dacedes long system of subsidies of petrol, fuel, and other supplies. In 2012, the sum corresponded to about 40 U.S. dollars per person per month.



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