Economics for Drs - what you need to know to understand UBI and a jobs guarantee

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As the economic fall out of covid-19 starts to bite, attention is turning to how the state can support everyone - especially if the pandemic turns into a depression. Universal basic income, and a jobs guarantee are two of the potential mechanisms a country could deploy, both with different effects on people's health and wellbeing. In this podcast, Martin Hensher, associate professor of health system financing and organisation at Deakin university in Australia, and author of the new analysis "Covid-19, unemployment, and health: time for deeper solutions?" joins us to get you up to speed on the economic thought behind these two schemes. Read the full analysis;

https://www.bmj.com/content/371/bmj.m3687

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