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Toimisiko perustulo – mitä OECD arvioi?
Is a basic income feasible? An OECD perspective

Is a basic income feasible? An OECD perspective

Time: 16.6.2017 at 9.00–11.00 AM (Finnish time)
Place: Kela main office building, Auditorium (Nordenskiöldinkatu 12, Helsinki) or online

Social security reform is a topic of major political interest in most OECD countries. The aim is to build in stronger incentives and to respond better to emerging social challenges. One of the options proposed is a basic income, currently being tested in Finland. Similar trials are underway in several other countries.

With the help of the EUROMOD microsimulation model, the OECD has studied the feasibility of a basic income in certain OECD countries, including Finland.

Herwig Immervoll, a senior economist at the OECD, discusses the study and its findings as well as looks at the feasibility of a basic income, analyses its strengths and weaknesses, and considers who would win and who would lose under a basic income scheme. The seminar will be held in English.

Programme – Ohjelma:

09:30 Current status of the Finnish basic income experiment – Olli Kangas, Director of Government and Community Relations, Kela

9.45 Basic income as policy option: can it work? – Herwig Immervoll, Senior Economist, Head of Employment-Oriented Social Policies at the OECD

10:30 Comments by Markus Kanerva, Senior Specialist at the Prime Minister's Office and discussion

11:00 Seminar concludes