Contributions to Economics

Empirical Research on an Unconditional Basic Income in Europe

Editors: Delsen, Lei (Ed.)

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  • Discusses an Unconditional Basic Income (UBI)
  • Offers empirical results of studies on the UBI in different European countries
  • Comprises surveys as well as laboratory and field experiments
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The unconditional basic income (UBI) has attracted renewed attention in academia, as well as in public discussions in recent years, and much has been written on the possible consequences of a UBI. However, this is the first book focusing on the UBI in Europe that offers empirical research findings. It includes a survey on preferences for a UBI in the EU; an assessment of the political feasibility of a UBI in the EU; field studies in the Netherlands and Scotland; and the findings of laboratory experiments. Presenting contributions from Dutch and international researchers, this book provides scientific answers to the question of whether a UBI is desirable and feasible in Europe.

About the authors

Lei Delsen was an Associate Professor of Socio-Economic Policy at the Department of Economics at Radboud University, Nijmegen. He retired June, 2018. He has published numerous articles in scientific and professional journals and edited several scientific volumes, covering topics such as social security, labor market economics and welfare economics. His current research interests include work-life balance, retirement from work, choices within pension schemes, responsible investment, and the relationship between globalization and the national welfare states.

Reviews

“Even though the book is focused on European countries, the insights provided through empirical research in the chapters make it a must-read for students, proponents or opponents of UBI, as well as policy makers who are seeking theoretical or practical evidence of the impacts of UBI. … this book provides significant insights into the literature and state of the art in the field of UBI.” (Kruti R. Lehenbauer, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Vol. 86, 2020)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Unconditional Basic Income and Welfare State Reform in Representative Democracies

    Pages 1-27

    Delsen, Lei

  • Individual Preferences for the Unconditional Basic Income in the European Union

    Pages 29-60

    Delsen, Lei (et al.)

  • Is a Basic Income Feasible in Europe?

    Pages 61-80

    Shanahan, Genevieve (et al.)

  • Exploring Benefits and Costs: Challenges of Implementing Citizen’s Basic Income in Scotland

    Pages 81-108

    Danson, Michael Wlliam

  • Job Search, Employment Capabilities and Well-being of People on Welfare in the Dutch ‘Participation Income’ Experiments

    Pages 109-138

    Muffels, Ruud (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Empirical Research on an Unconditional Basic Income in Europe
Editors
  • Lei Delsen
Series Title
Contributions to Economics
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-30044-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-30044-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-30043-2
Series ISSN
1431-1933
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 233
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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