Sidhya Balakrishnan speaks to the Guardian on guaranteed income

On cash support in the Bay Area.

The Guardian’s Saumya Roy spoke with Director of Research Sidhya Balakrishnan about cash transfer policy in the Bay Area:

Miracle Messages is unique in pairing a buddy with the cash payments, which Adler believes is the key to its success. Sidhya Balakrishnan, director of research at the Jain Family Institute, which evaluates guaranteed income projects across the world, says offering such services could help income get better absorbed. “We need to try different models to know what works best,” she says.

JFI has worked on several Bay Area cash transfer projects, including in Compton and Stockton.

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