The Jain Family Institute


Basic Income

Basic income is one of several terms used to describe a system of regular and unconditional direct cash payments that maintains a minimum standard of living for all individuals in a given country or region. In recent years, a wide range of public, non-profit, and private actors have brought renewed attention to this concept—particularly its viability in the United States. In an effort to provide current and reliable evidence that can help shape this conversation, the Jain Family Institute is working with partners in government, advocacy, and academic research to develop basic income research infrastructure and demonstration projects. Our work will shed light on the feasibility and impact of this model by illustrating the economic, social, and psychological effects of basic income in both American and International communities.

Michael Stynes