Los Angeles Times
Column: Stockton study shows that universal basic income can be life-changing
The concept of universal basic income, which has received a boost from economic conditions during the pandemic, has just received another favorable vote. This one comes from a study of a two-year guaranteed income project in Stockton, which delivered monthly no-strings-attached checks of $500 to 125 mostly low-income residents.
A preliminary analysis of the first year of the program found that recipients were “healthier, showing less depression and anxiety and enhanced well-being” than those in a control group not receiving the stipends.