Claims That Can Be Tested but Only Partially, Indirectly, or Inconclusively

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


This chapter discusses claims that can be examined by Universal Basic Income (UBI) experiments but shows that each of them can only be tested partially, indirectly, and/or inconclusively. It discusses the implications these limitations have for conducting a UBI experiment and communicating its results.


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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