Background to the discussion about a guaranteed basic income

Period: 1998 – 1999

Financing: Austrian Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
Project management and management: Dr. Michael Opielka
Publications: Michael Opielka, final report on the partial report “Background of the discussion on a basic income” (commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of the Republic of Austria), Bonn: ISÖ 1999 as well as a series of book and magazine contributions and interviews. Next: Michael Opielka (Hrsg.), Principal in Germany, Opladen: Leske + Budrich 2004

In this research project, a summary of the debate about a guaranteed basic income, which has been virulent since the 1980s, has been drawn up. It flows into further work, in particular in the publication of a book for the discussion about a “basic pension” in Germany, which appeared in 2014.