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The Centre for Sociological Research at Leuven University (CeSO) is recruiting a PhD candidate for a study of unconditional basic income.
The Centre for Sociological Research at Leuven University (CeSO) is recruiting a PhD candidate for a study of unconditional basic income. The BABEL project (BAsic income in BELgium) aims to conduct exciting empirical research into the effects of BI. The project has several objectives. First, it aims to investigate the actual labour supply effects of BI. To this end, administrative data will be matched with data on what gets closest to a real world basic income situation: the Belgian Win-for-Life lottery. Second, by carrying out factorial vignette experiments, the project aims to gain deeper insight into public support for the implementation of a variety of basic income schemes in Belgium, and whether and to what extent public support for basic income schemes depends on the outcomes, financing and implementation details. Third, BABEL will pay due attention to the on-the-ground implementation and the technical and administrative feasibility of a selection of basic income policy proposals, and it will gauge to what extent political parties and social partners as gatekeepers in the Belgian welfare state are willing to support the implementation of these schemes. Finally, the project will present a blueprint of pathways for the implementation of a basic income in Belgium.