According to the OECD, basic income (BI) is not an effective tool for reducing poverty. However, the outcome would depend on the model chosen for implementing a BI system, as well as the changes made in other parts of social protection.
Most people with a basic income will live a lot like they do now. They will have a more stable income. They will worry less about many of their friends and family. This cuts into the number of people who would choose the couch.
Towards a Basic Income A Targeted Universal Framework for Shared Prosperity and Enduring Progress By Mark Gomez May 30, 2017 There is more than enough in the American economy, not merely to end poverty, but for everyone to prosper. And in the next 40 years, the economy will double again. Now is the time to construct a framework