The scheme, which has been launched in January 2017, hopes to create an incentive for more Finns to work, since the fear of losing welfare benefits make many citizens act picky about the job they would accept.
On Tuesday, the Finnish government announced it will begin a two-year trial of a universal basic income system, as reported by The Verge.
According to AP, 2,000 people, all now on unemployment benefits, have been chosen at random to take part in a two-year pilot trial.
In June, Switzerland rejected a referendum proposing a universal basic income of 2,500 francs (£1,755) to adults and 625 francs to a child.
"There is also the bureaucratic hassle that makes people afraid to take short-term jobs".
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As more workers get pushed out of work courtesy of automation, he said, we'll need to find ways to keep people afloat and poverty at bay. Finland's basic income experiment will provide funds to the unemployed. "It will also reduce the overall bureaucratic paperwork and expenses for citizens". A longstanding criticism of social welfare schemes is that they punish the unemployed for seeking work, since part-time jobs have the potential to cut into benefits and reduce overall income. And that pretty much cancels the principle of basic income. So, almost 213,000 people had no jobs and compared to the previous year there has been no change in the employment rate.
BIEN, a group that campaigns for universal income, describes it as the first "genuine universal basic income system".
The basic income experiment is one of the measures by Prime Minister Juha Sipilä's centre-right government to tackle Finland's employment problem.
Finland had an unemployment level of 9.4 in 2015, according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the EU. Basic income is part of government conversations in Canada, India, and the Netherlands.
The Swiss government proposed previous year to give every adult in the country a guaranteed $2,500 a month, but the plan was rejected by more than 75 per cent of voters during a referendum.