A common concern regarding unconditional cash transfers is that they might foster welfare dependency and discourage work. A growing list of studies find negligible impacts on work. But a few, like Stockton's SEED experiment, are finding unconditional transfers may actually encourage employment.
At the start of the experiment, 28% of recipients had full-time work. One year later, 40% of recipients did. In contrast, the control group saw only a 5% increase in full-time employment, from 32% to 37% a year later.