For two years, 2,000 citizens, between 25 and 58 and unemployed, will receive a stipend of €560 a month. This target group will be paid unconditionally, whether they find work or not, from January 2017 to December 2018. Meanwhile, in parallel,
a control group of 175,000 people, same age range and also unemployed, will be followed to see how they fare without that basic income. They will, however, have access to Finland’s existing social benefits systems. At the end, both groups will be compared to see which structure works better.