Basic income facts for kids
A basic income is a type of program in which citizens (or permanent residents) of a country may receive a regular sum of money from the government. A pure or unconditional basic income has no means test, much like Social Security in the United States. Basic income can be implemented nationally, regionally or locally.
The idea has never been put in place by any country yet, but there have been some experimental trials.
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In 2013, eight million 5-cent coins (one per inhabitant) were dumped on the Bundesplatz, Bern to support the 2016 Swiss referendum for a basic income (which was rejected, 77%–23%).
Omitara, one of the two poor villages in Namibia where a local basic income was tested in 2008–2009
In Spanish: Renta básica universal para niños
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