Summary #1436

Universal basic income doesn’t impact worker productivity

academictimes.com
  • Behavioral economics study of 900 people, 98% college students and 59% female.
  • Participants were given tasks to do for money, and then were introduced into different scenarios with universal basic income, and automation taking away some tasks.
  • Having Spanish college students in the study is a great indicator of real-life applicability, because almost half of Spaniards under 25 are unemployed.
  • There’s very little research into how universal basic income and automation will affect the workforce, and this is just one of many necessary studies into this topic.

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