Finland is now the first European country to offer a basic income to some of its unemployed citizens.
The goal of the experiment is to see if offering a basic income to those without jobs boosts employment.
Unemployment benefits in Finland are pretty generous. Finland gives its unemployed citizens a guaranteed amount of money and then another amount based on what they were previously earning. The government acknowledges that some people might turn down a job if the offer would pay them less than their unemployment benefits.
Finland's experiment is scheduled to end in December 2018. About 213,000 people in the country are currently unemployed.