“Imagine a world where not a single child has to grow up in poverty. 

This vision may not be as far off as one might imagine. A new study by Abt Associates shows how guaranteed income pilots improve children’s wellbeing and strengthened families

The paper, titled “My kids deserve the world”: How children in the Southeast benefit from guaranteed income, uses qualitative data from MGI mayor-led guaranteed income pilots in four Southern U.S. cities: Atlanta, GABirmingham, ALLouisville, KY, and Shreveport, LA. Researchers identified five key benefits:

  1. Providing for Basic Needs
  2. Better Educational Outcomes and Children’s Development
  3. Work-Life Balance
  4. Enrichment, Parent-Child Bonding, and Parental Confidence
  5. Parents’ Mental Health”

Read the summary here.

Read the full report here.