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Basinkomst – en modell för Sverige?: En litteraturstudie om vilka resultat som hittills framkommit i de experiment med basinkomst som gjorts runtom i världen, och om ett sådant transfereringssystem skulle kunna passa ”den svenska modellen”
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this review is to summarize the experiments that have been presented regarding guaranteed Basic Income, performed around the world; to see if a BI might fit into ”the Swedish model”; and what further research would be needed to understand the mechanics of BI. A theory has been used, designed to compare the effects of cash transfer programs irrespective of economic level of the countries. The experiments show many similarities, such as improved school attendance and achievements, improved health, enhanced economic equality, a sense of inclusion and security, and also, where this has been studied, less crime. Where BI has been beneath the level of economic sustenance a growth of working hours including self employment has been noted, whereas in countries with an income high enough to sustain oneself a slight diminished work supply has been reported. The effects shown in the review seem to be well aligned with the visions of the Swedish welfare state, although might not be in alignment with the growing use of “work fare” in Sweden. Further research should focus on more long-lasting experiments and also to find a common ground, on which to perform them to be able to compare results.

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2016. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
Basic income, citizen's wage, negative income tax, income maintenance experiment, MINCOME, BIGNAM, cash transfer program, CCT, UCT, Bolsa Família, Swedish model
Keyword [sv]
Basinkomst, medborgarlön, negativ inkomstskatt, income maintenance experiment, MINCOME, BIGNAM, Bolsa Família, CCT, UCT, den svenska modellen
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-134582OAI: diva2:1034431
Available from: 2016-10-12 Created: 2016-10-11 Last updated: 2016-10-12Bibliographically approved

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