Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration Preliminary Results
Recipients of Stockton's unconditional basic income experienced clinically significant gains in mental health.
Stockton's SEED basic income experiment found that the unconditional cash transfers removed material barriers to improving their economic position. In particular, recipients were able to reduce the number of part-time shifts to seek stronger positions, complete unpaid training and internship programs, and even take on greater risk in search of greater opportunities.
Recipients of Stockton's unconditional basic income obtained full-time employment at more than twice the rate of non-recipients.
Amy Castro Baker