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The role of research in the basic income debate in the UK

Torry, Malcolm (2020) The role of research in the basic income debate in the UK. LSE Public Policy Review, 1 (2). ISSN 2633-4046

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Identification Number: 10.31389/lseppr.11


This paper will explore a variety of aspects of the current debate on Basic Income in the UK. It will survey the different kinds of research that have been carried out, and will identify where research results have informed the debate, where they have been abused, and where they have been ignored. It will discuss the importance of clear definitions, and of choosing appropriate research methods. International comparisons will be offered where appropriate. Three different kinds of research that will be important to future debate on Basic Income will be discussed: microsimulation modelling, pilot projects, and public opinion surveys.

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Additional Information: © 2020 CC-BY The Authors
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2021 14:30
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 16:42

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