Don’t believe us? Here is some research that may change your mind, and particularly for our population of mothers and babies -- and it’s continuing to build and grow every day.
Books & broad research:
- Give People Money by Annie Lowery (2018)
- Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn by Chris Hughes (2018)
- Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much by Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir (2013)
- What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey (2021)
- Ideas42: Poverty Interrupted, Applying Behavioral Science to the Context of Chronic Scarcity (2015).
- Vox: Study: A Universal Basic Income Would Grow the Economy by Dylan Matthews (2017)
- TIME: How the Coronavirus Crisis Is Opening the Door to Universal Social Policies in the U.S. by Catherine Thomas, David Kalkstein, Gregory Walton (2020)
Research on supporting mothers, babies, and children:
- Economic Security Project: In Celebration of Black Moms: Cash as Care (2021)
- Washington University in St. Louis Social Policy Institute: The Babies in the River: Creating Equitable Safety Nets and Springboards to Opportunity (2021)
- Effects of State-Level Earned Income Tax Credit Laws on Birth Outcomes by Race and Ethnicity (2019)
- The Long-Run Impact of Cash Transfers to Poor Families (2016)
- Professor James Heckman: The Heckman Equation for Early Childhood Development (2013).
- American Economic Journal, Applied Economics: Parents' Incomes and Children's Outcomes: A Quasi-experiment Using Transfer Payments from Casino Profits (2010)
- Effects of Prenatal Poverty on Infant Health: State Earned Income Tax Credits and Birth Weight (2010)