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Study: Employment rose among those in free money experiment

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - After getting $500 per month for two years without rules on how to spend it, 125 people in California paid off debt, got full-time jobs and reported lower rates of anxiety and depression, according to a study released Wednesday.
The program in the Northern California city of Stockton was the highest-profile experiment in the U.S. of a universal basic income, where everyone gets a guaranteed amount per month for free. Announced by former Mayor Michael Tubbs with great fanfare in 2017, the idea quickly gained momentum once it became a major part of Andrew Yang's 2020...
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Study: Employment rose among those in free money experiment in Stockton

Study: Employment rose among those in free money experiment in Stockton

1 month ago   |   By KSBW

After getting $500 per month for two years without rules on how to spend it, 125 people in California paid off debt, got full-time jobs and had “statistically significant improvements" in emotional health, according to a study released Wednesday.
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