Santens discusses basic income’s impact on income inequality by analyzing its effect on Gini coefficients. He concludes that a basic income directly reduces income inequality and can help push the U.S.’s Gini coefficient closer to those of the Nordic countries.

Scott Santens, “Does Guaranteeing a Basic Income Reduce Income Inequality?”, 1 December 2014.

About Josh Martin

Josh Martin has written 271 articles.

Josh Martin is a recent graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science where he received an MSc in Social Policy and Planning and wrote his dissertation on the universal basic income as a possible solution to the problems facing Universal Credit in the UK. Prior to LSE, he attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and is originally from Decorah, Iowa.