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Feasibility of Financing a Basic Income

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  • Arcarons Jordi

    () (Department of Econometrics, University of Barcelona, Diagonal, 690, Barcelona 08034, Spain)

  • Raventos Pañella Daniel

    () (Department of Teoria Sociològica, Filosofia del Dret i Metodologia de les Ciències Socials, University of Barcelona, Diagonal, 690, Barcelona 08034, Spain)

  • Torrens Mèlich Lluís

    ()

Abstract

This article describes the main results obtained from a microsimulation model designed by the authors in order to analyze the possibilities of financing a Basic Income (BI) in the territory of Catalonia on the basis of information provided by the IRPF (personal income tax) system. The BI proposal guarantees the material existence of the population and is not only desirable but also feasible.

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  • Arcarons Jordi & Raventos Pañella Daniel & Torrens Mèlich Lluís, 2014. "Feasibility of Financing a Basic Income," Basic Income Studies, De Gruyter, vol. 9(1-2), pages 79-93, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:bistud:v:9:y:2014:i:1-2:p:79-93:n:2
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    1. Casassas David, 2008. "Basic Income and the Republican Ideal: Rethinking Material Independence in Contemporary Societies," Basic Income Studies, De Gruyter, vol. 2(2), pages 1-7, January.
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