Study: Employment rose among those in free money experiment

After getting $500 per month for two years without rules on how to spend it, 125 people in California paid off debt, got full-time jobs and reported lower rates of anxiety and depression, according to a study released Wednesday.

Pandemic making Canada's economic future uncertain

Even though Canada lost more than a million jobs in March—enough to produce an unprecedented one-month jump in the unemployment rate from 5.6 percent in February to 7.8 percent—the months that follow may prove even more ...

Is this the moment for universal basic income?

Until now, universal basic income—a concept that would give all members of society an unconditional, guaranteed cash payment—has received limited attention among U.S. policymakers. But the coronavirus pandemic may change ...

Coronavirus: Why the UK needs a basic income for all workers

The outbreak of coronavirus has exposed the fragility of a labour market characterised by the growing gig economy, zero-hours contracts and self-employment. None of these forms of work have employment benefits like sick pay. ...

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