Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …

Basic Income Studies

Ed. by Haagh, Anne-Louise / Howard, Michael

2 Issues per year


CiteScore 2017: 0.70

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.209
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.448

Online
ISSN
1932-0183
See all formats and pricing
More options …

Keep On Working: Unconditional Basic Income in the Lab

Stefan Haigner / Wolfgang Höchtl / Friedrich Georg Schneider
  • Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Department of Economics (Economic Policy), Altenbergerstrasse 69, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
  • Email
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Florian Wakolbinger
  • Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Department of Economics (Public Economics), Altenbergerstrasse 69, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
  • Email
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Stefan Jenewein
Published Online: 2012-12-11 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/1932-0183.1230

Abstract

Our real-effort laboratory experiment compares an unconditional basic income (UBI) scheme with conventional systems with and without redistribution, respectively. Participants chose between three options: working for themselves, working for the group, or enjoying leisure. Neither the choice of options nor that of work efforts is sensitive to the transfer scheme even though UBI constitutes a natural reference point for participants’ earnings in our experiment. However, UBI significantly reduced income dispersion at only a small cost in terms of forgone production and budget deficit.

Keywords: basic income; labor supply; real-effort experiment

About the article

Published Online: 2012-12-11


Citation Information: , Volume 7, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 1932-0183, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/1932-0183.1230.

Export Citation

© 2012 by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co..Get Permission

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in