The $50 Study: Creating an Income Floor for Teens

Mar 5, 2024

2:30pm – 3:00pm CT

Among the 74 million children living in the U.S.,12 million live in poverty. What if cities used youth stipends to provide an income floor to our most vulnerable children? A first-of-its-kind program explores the impact of giving unconditional cash to youth, starting with teens. Key takeaways from this session include: 1) Early outcomes from The $50 Study, a growing youth cash transfer program in New Orleans and Indianapolis. 2) A case for providing an income floor for teens in the U.S. as an enduring policy. 3) Opportunities to grow and replicate a similar program within other U.S. cities.

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Jonathan Johnson

Rooted School Foundation