Study: Basic income would not reduce people's willingness to work:
A basic income would not necessarily mean that people would work less. This is the conclusion of a series of behavioral experiments by cognitive psychologist Fenna Poletiek, social psychologist Erik de Kwaadsteniet and cognitive psychologist Bastiaan Vuyk. They also found indications that people with a basic income are more likely to find a job that suits them better.
The psychologists received a grant from the FNV union to research the behavioral effects of a basic income. They simulated the reward structure of different forms of social security in an experiment. "We got people to do a task on a computer," says De Kwaadsteniet. "In multiple rounds, which represented the months they had to work, they did a boring task in which they had to put points on a bar. The more of these they did, the more money they earned."
The psychologists researched three different conditions: no social security, a conditional benefits system and an unconditional basic income. De Kwaadsteniet: "In the condition without social security, the test participants didn't receive a basic sum. In the benefits condition they received a basic sum, which they lost as soon as they started working. In the basic income condition they received the same basic sum but didn't lose this when they started work."
The basic income did not cause a reduction in the participants' willingness to work and efforts, say the psychologists. Nor did their salary expectations increase. "In the discussion on a basic income, it's sometimes said that people will sit around doing nothing if you give them free money," says Poletiek, who saw no indications of such a behavioral effect.
What would you do if you were to receive a basic income?
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 20 2022, @10:16AM (7 children)
So simple. How has that plan worked for you?
(Score: 1) by khallow on Thursday January 20 2022, @01:36PM (6 children)
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 20 2022, @07:24PM (1 child)
Working pretty well? They're right, you are delusional.
(Score: 1) by khallow on Thursday January 20 2022, @08:00PM
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 21 2022, @10:13AM (3 children)
Just gotta find a spouse first. Maybe you could give some tips. How did you nail yours down?
(Score: 1) by khallow on Saturday January 22 2022, @01:38PM (2 children)
I suggest starting by not being a shitty human being. You can do that, right? You could also try saving money. I get that this is an alien concept to most UBI advocates, but you can self-fund your own basic income.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 23 2022, @02:27AM (1 child)
Then what? You aren't giving a lot to go on here.
(Score: 1) by khallow on Sunday January 23 2022, @02:55AM