Claims That Can’t Be Tested with Available Techniques

  • Karl WiderquistEmail author
Part of the Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee book series (BIG)


This chapter identifies several claims that are important to the public discussion and evaluation of Universal Basic Income (UBI) but that cannot be tested on an experimental scale. Unfortunately, for experimental research, these issues cannot be left out of the discussion of evidence about UBI. This chapter offers suggestions about how experimental reports should treat these questions to give people a good understanding of the meaning of experimental findings.


Basic income experiments Negative Income Tax experiments Social science experiments Basic income Universal Basic Income Inequality Poverty 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Georgetown University in QatarDohaQatar

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