Funded on September 1, 2022

Over the past several years, cash transfer programs have emerged as a unique opportunity to address the systemic barriers lower-income families face in achieving full economic security. Pilot programs providing guaranteed income to families with low incomes in Jackson, Mississippi, and Stockton, California, have met with success. Several states have created a coalition—Mayors for Guaranteed Income—to pilot several additional programs. This study will survey and track monthly spending data of women and families enrolled in cash transfer programs to understand how these programs impact economic and health outcomes over time. The research team will partner with programs in Stockton, Jackson, and others, as well as with Saver Life to track monthly spending and economic behavioral patterns of women participating in cash transfer programs.   

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