Maine Equal Justice (2024)

Build Hope: Post-Secondary Support for Parents with Low Incomes in Maine

Maine Equal Justice recently released their report on their Build HOPE project. It connects income solutions/CTC/guaranteed income work. This project has provided direct income support (flexible funding of up to $2000 a year) to about 500 parent students pursuing postsecondary education as a pathway out of poverty. The Build HOPE project also included research to explore: (1) gaps in current programs/supports for low-income parents pursuing education and trainings; and (2) the value and impact of additional flexible income for these low-income families.

Springboard to Opportunities (2024)

It Take a Nation: A Federal Policy Agenda to Ensure Income Security for Parents and Children in the South

Springboard to Opportunity released a new report created in partnership with the Center for Economic and Policy Research called It Takes a Nation. Guided by the voices of Springboard families and utilizing their definition of a prosperous and successful life, this report traces the history of economic security policies within modern US history, noting the way that state-based policies – particularly in the South – have failed to provide the means necessary for families to earn an adequate income. Using the original provisions of the American Families Plan, which ultimately failed to pass by just one vote in the Senate, and the groundbreaking work and findings of our own Magnolia Mother’s Trust, It Takes a Nation proposes a federal plan for family economic security.

Journal of Urban Health (2023)

Impact of Guaranteed Income on Health, Finances, and Agency: Findings from the Stockton Randomized Controlled Trial

A mixed-methods randomized controlled trial in Stockton, CA, USA enrolled 131 individuals to the treatment condition and 200 to control to receive a guaranteed income from February 2019 to January 2021. This study provides causal evidence of positive health and financial outcomes for recipients of guaranteed income. As income volatility is related to poor health outcomes, provision of a guaranteed income is a potentially powerful public health intervention.

Columbia Journal Of Race And Law Article (2022)

Building a Guaranteed Income to End the “Child Welfare” System

It is time for policemakers to reimagine and dismantle the child welfare system. This Article provides background on disparities in the child welfare system and argues that policymakers have used the child welfare system to police poverty and regulate Black families. It asserts that poverty presents a significant risk factor for neglect of children, that poverty should be the focus of policymakers, and discusses economic empowerment through Mother's Outreach Network.

Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care (January 2024)

Financial support policies as a mechanism to reduce child welfare involvement

In this review, the authors (1) highlight evidence linking poverty to child welfare involvement; (2) discuss literature on the association between financial support policies and reductions in child welfare exposure; (3) propose potential pathways through which financial support policies may reduce child welfare involvement; and (4) consider opportunities for pediatric providers to support anti-poverty programs and policies with the potential to reduce child welfare involvement.

Load More