Making Sure the Shoe Fits: An Exploration of Guaranteed Income Pilots in California

One solution to addressing inequitable poverty outcomes by race and gender in the United States is to ensure an income floor through a policy known as “guaranteed income” (GI). In recent years, California has seen an explosion of GI pilot projects in a number of cities and counties across the state. This report reviews 27 current GI projects in California which are being managed across 10 of the state’s 58 counties. It analyzes how guaranteed income can be effective at improving economic security, health outcomes, and overall quality of life for those who participate, particularly women of color and their families.

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