Here we’ll run through some of the research that shows Social Income’s measurable impact in the real world.
How does Social Income reduce poverty?
Evidence shows that direct cash transfer programs like Social Income significantly improve recipients’ financial health in two important ways.
How does Social Income empower people?
Studies of direct cash transfer programs like Social Income have measured a range of beneficial effects on recipients’ lives.
Direct cash transfers let recipients decide how best to use the money they receive.
Direct cash transfers help recipients reach higher levels of education and access better employment opportunities.
Protection against unforeseen shocks
Direct cash transfers allow recipients to better deal with unforeseen shocks like extreme climatic events or public health crises.
Empowerment of women
By enabling them to make freer decisions, direct cash transfers help women become more resilient, self-reliant, and involved in society.
Empowerment of children
Direct cash transfers empower children by reducing child labor and increasing the inter-generational income.
Reduction of crime
Direct cash transfers reduce the risk of turning to crime as a way to acquire essential goods.
How does Social Income contribute to greater well-being?
Research shows that direct cash transfers programs like Social Income contribute to recipients’ well-being in three important ways.
Improvement and protection of health
Direct cash transfers allow recipients to buy medicine and hygiene products that they otherwise couldn’t afford.
Direct cash transfers can break the vicious circle of poverty-induced mental health problems.