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FEATURING SUKHI SAMRA – A new study based in Stockton, California of a “guaranteed basic income,” found that over the course of two years, the study’s participants benefited significantly from having a no-strings-attached monthly stipend of $500. Participants who were unemployed found jobs at twice the rate of non-participants. And, they experienced better mental health and overall wellbeing. The study’s results are particularly well-timed given how the coronavirus pandemic has greatly deepened existing income and wealth inequality in the United States.

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Sukhi Samra, Director of SEED, the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration, the nation’s first mayor led guaranteed income demonstration.

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