“The basic income does not replace existing social care means, it adds to them”

Conference “Basic income as a prologue to XXI-century social policy” was held in November last year by the Higher School of Economics with support from the The European Dialogue Expert Group and Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Russia. We have already published its key points and conclusions and now we are delighted to offer you transcripts of keynote speakers’ presentations as part of Unconditional Basic Income, a special project undertaken by the Group. Ruslan Yemtsov, lead economist and team leader for social protection at the World Bank spoke on the preliminary results of the World Bank’s study of what potential the concept of basic income has in developed, developing, and poor countries

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