Distributional and Fiscal Analysis of a National Guaranteed Basic Income


Several parliamentarians requested that the PBO prepare a distributional analysis of Guaranteed Basic Income using parameters set out in Ontario’s basic income pilot project, examine the impact across income quintiles, family types and gender, and identify the net federal revenue increase required to offset the net cost of the new program. This analysis also accounts for the behavioural response.

Guaranteed basic income impact on poverty rates and total costs of implementation (infographic)