A pilot project in Poland will award the prize universal basic income low-income residents of the two districts and thus evaluate its impact on citizens’ well-being. The program promoted by the Left Alliance political party Together was presented this Wednesday Macie’s SzlinderDoctor in Economics and leader of training, who also announced the participation of the Department of Sociology of Adam Mickiewicz University of Pozna (West).
for two years, a group of neighbors from different cities in the regions of Vermiya y Masuria (answer) to approx. “Minimum Significant Income” of 280 euro per monthin cash and at their expense without pre-conditions or demands.
the project will reach the start 5.000 persons and the border with Russia is financed by the Commonwealth of the Population, but its promoters intend to acquire state or european funding To expand the program and reach 35.000 personsAs explained to Efe by a spokesperson for the Faculty of Sociology at the University of Pozna.
The aim, according to the University, is to evaluate Changes that may be caused by this remedy In the consumption habits of the population, to see whether it has an effective effect against social inequalities, enhances the sense of satisfaction with life and is able to improve interpersonal relations and trust among neighbours.
According to Dr. Schindler, the area where the experiment will take place “has” Poor indicators in terms of income, poverty, economic activity and unemployment, It is an area in the process of deportation, severely affected by the closure of local border traffic in 2018.
Association of Boundary Municipalities where this program will be implemented shall be taxed as a condition that the receipt of income does not mean replacement of social benefits or state subsidies,
According to the Polish press, something similar has so far only been done in Finland and Germany, at least in this form.
In the case of Finland, a similar two-year program (early 2017 to late 2018) was carried out. Some 2.000 persons randomly selected unemployed.
According to the latest figures from the World Bank, dating from 2019, about 15% of the Polish population is poverty risk statusThat is, they live in households whose income is less than 60% of their country’s median income, which in the Polish case was $15,694 per person per year.
Poland will test the effects of a minimum vital income of 280 euros per month in two cities