Exploring Madison’s Guaranteed Income Pilot Program | Elevating Equity in Policymaking
December 12 — 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Panelists will discuss Madison’s Guaranteed Income Pilot Program and its policy implications for the greater Madison community.
While guaranteed income pilot programs are popping up across the country, these programs are relatively new. Researchers are still trying to understand how effective guaranteed income programs are in lifting people out of poverty. The Madison Forward Fund is an experiment to determine how a guaranteed base income (GBI) could address poverty and create more access and opportunity for residents and their families struggling economically. The Madison Forward Fund is modeled after the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED), which was the nation’s first municipal-level GBI program. Comparable to SEED, the Madison Forward Fund will evaluate how an income floor of $500 a month can improve the economic security of and well-being of City of Madison residents. The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty is partnering with the Center for Guaranteed Income Research at the University of Pennsylvania to gather valuable survey data throughout the program.
Join us for a conversation with Blake Roberts Crall, Madison Forward Fund Program Manager; Hilary Shager, Institute for Research on Poverty; George Reistad, City of Madison; and Laura Morales, Ph.D Student and Madison Forward Fund Fellow to learn about Madison’s Guaranteed Income Pilot Program and its policy implications for the greater Madison community.
The panel will be hosted by La Follette School Student Association members Liliana Keomanivong Teniente and Gabriel Terrell.