Germany is about to become the latest country to trial a universal basic income, starting a three-year study of how it affects the economy and recipients’ well-being. Business Insider reports that s part of the study, 120 people will receive €1,200, or just under N$ 25 000, each month for three years — an amount just above Germany’s poverty line — and researchers will compare their experiences with another group of 1,380 people who will not receive the payments. All participants will be asked to complete questionnaires about their lives, work, and emotional state to see whether a basic income has had any significant impact.