The overall study of the guaranteed income program will use something called a Randomized Control Trial (RCT). In an RCT:
With the guaranteed income pilot:
Funded and unfunded participants are both vital to the success of the research study. People in both groups will be asked to complete three surveys:
These surveys will ask about a number of different topics, including how you use the guaranteed income money if you receive it and other experiences you may have, such as affording food, housing, and child care. We will also ask questions about your health and well-being. Some people will be asked to participate in interviews with a research team member. Each time you complete a survey or an interview, you will receive $50 as a token of appreciation. Additionally, you may choose to skip any question on the survey or in an interview you do not wish to answer, and you may withdraw from the study at any time without it affecting your guaranteed income payment.