Study on universal basic income finds Alaska’s PFD has ‘no effect on employment’

As interest in the concept of a universal basic income grows around the world, two researchers have authored a paper looking at whether Alaska's Permanent Fund dividend decreases employment.

The answer? It doesn't.

The study, released this month by researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania, concludes that the PFD had "no effect on employment" overall in the state (although it did increase part-time work by 17 percent). That's in contrast to...

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