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Can Income Reduce Mental Illness?

In 2019, Stockton, California Mayor Michael Tubbs started a guaranteed income experiment, giving $500 a month to randomly selected residents. The stipend improved participants’ job prospects and financial stability — and reduced their depression and anxiety. For 18 months, from February 2019 through most of the pandemic’s first year, Tomás Vargas was part of an […]