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A Critical Analysis of Basic Income Experiments for Researchers, Policymakers, and Citizens

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Introduction
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    Chapter 2 Universal Basic Income and Its More Testable Sibling, the Negative Income Tax
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    Chapter 3 Available Testing Techniques
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    Chapter 4 Testing Difficulties
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    Chapter 5 The Practical Impossibility of Testing UBI
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    Chapter 6 BIG Experiments of the 1970s and the Public Reaction to Them
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    Chapter 7 New Experimental Findings 2008–2013
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    Chapter 8 Current, Planned, and Proposed Experiments, 2014–Present
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    Chapter 9 The Political Economy of the Decision to Have a UBI Experiment
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    Chapter 10 The Vulnerability of Experimental Findings to Misunderstanding, Misuse, Spin, and the Streetlight Effect
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    Chapter 11 Why UBI Experiments Cannot Resolve Much of the Public Disagreement About UBI
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    Chapter 12 The Bottom Line
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    Chapter 13 Identifying Important Empirical Claims in the UBI Debate
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    Chapter 14 Claims That Don’t Need a Test
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    Chapter 15 Claims That Can’t Be Tested with Available Techniques
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    Chapter 16 Claims That Can Be Tested but Only Partially, Indirectly, or Inconclusively
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    Chapter 17 From the Dream Test to Good Tests Within Feasible Budgets
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    Chapter 18 Why Have an Experiment at All?
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    Chapter 19 Overcoming Spin, Sensationalism, Misunderstanding, and the Streetlight Effect
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A Critical Analysis of Basic Income Experiments for Researchers, Policymakers, and Citizens
Published by
Springer International Publishing, February 2019
DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-03849-6
978-3-03-003848-9, 978-3-03-003849-6

Widerquist, Karl

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Country Count As %
Unknown 49 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 14%
Student > Bachelor 6 12%
Researcher 5 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 10%
Other 10 20%
Unknown 8 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 19 39%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 8 16%
Philosophy 5 10%
Psychology 3 6%
Engineering 2 4%
Other 4 8%
Unknown 8 16%