The Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED) is the nation’s first mayor-led guaranteed income demonstration project. A collaboration between the Office of Mayor Michael Tubbs, the Reinvent South Stockton Coalition, the Economic Security Project, and the residents of Stockton, California, SEED is testing a simple, yet innovative, solution to poverty and inequality.
In January 2019, SEED engaged 125 Stocktonians randomly selected from among low-income neighborhoods to receive a guaranteed, unconditional income of $500 per month for 18 months. The outcomes of intervention participants will be compared to 250 control participants in order to measure how the additional income affects a variety of outcomes, including financial security, civic engagement, health, and wellness. To that end, evaluation co-leads, Dr. Stacia West of the University of Tennessee and Dr. Amy Castro Baker of the University of Pennsylvania, have partnered with the Children’s Data Network to link and analyze existing administrative records of consented participants.
Please visit https://www.stocktondemonstration.org/ for more information and preliminary results.